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Richard Lock

Richard Lock, one of 180 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Lock
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1817
Arrival date: 1st January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 375 (189)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 05 March 2021), July 1816, trial of RICHARD LOCK (t18160710-74).
RICHARD LOCK, Theft > burglary, 10th July 1816.

750. RICHARD LOCK was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Ann Gwillim , about the hour of two in the night of the 9th of July , with intent to steal, and for burglariously stealing therein, four copper lids, value 10s. one copper tea-kettle, value 7s. five window curtains. value 5s. 6d. one silver tea-spoon, value 2s. 6d. one plated caddy-spoon, value 6d. one thermoineter, value 1l. two tablecloths, value 3s. one cotton umbrella, value 2s. 6d. one gown, value 1s. five bottles, value 10d. one brass ballance, value 1s. half a pound weight of tea, value 3s. twelve pounds weight of tobacco, value 2s. 6d. and eighty farthing, the property of the said Ann Gwilliam ; and a shawl, value 1s. the property of Lydia Mellish .

SECOND COUNT. Charging the prisoner with feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of the prosecutrix, she and others being therein, about the hour of five in the forenoon, of the 10th of July, and stealing the articles before mentioned.

ANN GIWILLIM . I keep the Weaver’s Arms, Bell-court, Grubb-street . I was in bed on the night in question, the last, except my daughter; I fastened up the house about a quarter past one. I got up at about half past six in the morning. When I got up and was going down stairs, I found the door on the second stair case fastened, and I could not get down. I never found any obstruction before. At last, I opened it, and a parcel of tobacco pipes flew but; it was secured with a staple. When I went stairs, my bar door stood wide open; the two doors were wide open; the skittle-ground door was open, and one of the back doors was open. I found seven tiles taken off the roof of the skittle ground. and I supposed they must have dropped throuh the rafters; there was no other way, because every other place was safe; for the skittle ground is next an alley, and they climbed up, and knocked down a new brick or two, where it was just repaired. When they got through the roof, they must have climbed to a high window, the screw of which is not perfect, and that is the way that I suppose they must have got in; for on the outside doors, there was no violence; they had opened them.

LYDIA MELLISH, I am servant to the last witness. I know no farther, than that my shawl was taken with the rest of the things.

ANN MITCHELL GWILLIN . I went to bed between one and two; I saw my mother make the house fast. I did not get up until after my mother found the house was broken open. I know no more,than that I locked the bar up the evening previous to the robbery; and it was broken the next morning.

WILLIAM SHIRES. I belong to the public office Bow-street. On the morning of the 10th of July, about half past six, I was coming down the City-road, and I heard a cry of stop thief; I looked down Old-street Road, and saw three men running; the prisoner was one of them, and I apprehended him. I took him to the watch-house, and starched him; I found a picklock key on him, a silver tea-spoon, a caddy-spoon, and one shilling and eight pence, all in farthings, in a silk handkerchief. I went to the house which had been robbed, and brought the servant girl down to Worship-street; and she said she could swear to the shawl which was round the prisoner’s neck.

THOMAS WOODCOCK. I am headborough of the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. At about twenty minutes after six, on the morning in question, I was waiting at the corner of Agnes Terrace, when the prisoner, and two more passed me. I heard the prisoner make use of these words, if the cart had been there half an hour sooner, we should had the whole. That gave me a suspicion that all was not right; one of them had a bag with four copper saucepan covers, and other things in it. I followed them up to the Nelson, in Old street, and there asked the one with the bag what he had got; and he immediately put himself in an attitude of fighting; but after he found who I was, he said, I might have the things, and they all three ran off. I pursued them, and called stop thief. The thermometer was afterwards found in a privy in Hoxton.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


Medical Journal of Ocean for 21 June 1817 to 16 Jan 1818, by George Fairfowl.
ADM 101/57/8/21818-1819

Folio 11: Richard Lock, Convict, aged 21: disease or hurt, pain in side impeding respiration and great anxiety. Taken ill, 12 October 1817. Dismissed 15 October 1817, to be kept on hospital diet.

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Folio 17: Richard Lock, Convict, aged 21; disease or hurt, pain in bowels, flatulence and incipient purging of mucous matter. Taken ill, 26 November 1817. Dismissed 8 December 1817.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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