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Lewis Lyons

Lewis Lyons, one of 266 convicts transported on the Lord Lynedoch [Lord Lyndoch], 20 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lewis Lyons
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Hatter
Date of Death: 9th September, 1871
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 20th July, 1831
Arrival date: 18th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 265 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 148
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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Community Contributions

Joanne Slamen on 23rd February, 2012 wrote:

Married Catherine Cunningham
Buried in Hobart’s Old Jewish Burial Ground
Name appears on Memorial Board in Hobart Synagogue

D Wong on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
7th April 1831
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation

LEWIS LYONS was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of March, 21 lbs. of cheese, value 10s., the goods of Mary Andrews.

MARY ANDREWS. I am a widow ; I live in the Borough and keep town carts. On the 3rd of March I had a load of cheese loaded at the Steel-yard, Thames-street, to go to Aldgate - my foreman loaded it; I was not present - an officer afterwards gave me information; I saw the cheese produced when the prisoner was in custody; he was a stranger to me.

GEORGE WILLIAM MORGAN. I am a constable. On the 3rd of March, about six o’clock in the evening, I saw a waggon standing in the middle of the road, opposite Aldgate church; the prisoner and four or five others were standing about the pavement, opposite the waggon- I passed them, went on a few yards, and saw one of them go behind the waggon, take something out, and give it to the prisoner, who was towards Church-court, and I caught hold of him; the others ran away - I found this cheese on the prisoner; he said, “Let me go; I did not take it.”

JAMES EDWARDS. I drive Mrs. Andrews’ waggon - I left the waggon, but was never out of sight; I saw a cheese had been shifted, and stopped to see if I could see any body about - I was going to get into the waggon when the officer called to ask if I had lost any thing; he had the prisoner in custody, with the cheese - I am sure it is one of those cheeses I had in my waggon, as it was marked No. 5, in a diamond.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was coming along; a man stopped me, and asked me to be so kind as to hold the cheese while he laced his boots - I held it for him about three minutes, when the officer took me.
GUILTY . Aged 23. - Transported for Seven Years.

Lewis Lyons was listed as 23 years old on arrival.

Lewis was single, 5’1¼” tall, brown complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, Jewish.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mrs. Mack
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. {Mark}
1835 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Marks

4/9/1837: Married Catherine Cunningham.
1844: Moses
1849: Solomon
1851: Hannah
1856: Female
1858: Rebecca

7/4/1838: COF

11/9/1871 The Mercury, Hobart:
LYONS.—At his residence, 165, Harrington-street, after a long and painful illness, Louis Lyons, in the 65th year of his age.

(Lewis was originally buried in the Old Hobart Jewish Burial Ground in Harrington Street in 1871.  Levi/Levy Lyons headstone is now is in the area set up in 2002 in the Jewish section of Cornelian Bay cemetery recognising those removed from the old Jewish Burial Ground).

Convict Changes History

Joanne Slamen on 23rd February, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1871-09-09, gender m

D Wong on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), crime

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