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Richard Matthews

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Matthews
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 7th January, 1872
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Mutiny
Convicted at: Cape of Good Hope Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 11th May, 1838
Arrival date: 10th September, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 173 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 22nd September, 2013 wrote:

Richard Matthews was 33 years old, single and his native place was Leicestershire, England.  His occupation was a “Soldier/Wood comber”.

Richard is listed on the Convict Death Register as having died at the Lunatic Asylum at Newcastle from disease of the heart.

Richard was under confinement for 24 years, he had been in the British army for many years and was a Sergeant.  He was 55 years old when he went into the asylum (the birth date stated does not tally with this, but then so many don’t).

It was stated that his mental problems were brought on by the faithlessness of his wife (found no marriage for him).  He love children and was unrestained in the Asylum and did light servant duties.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd September, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1805, date of death 7th January, 1872, gender, occupation, crime

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