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Frederick Meredith

Frederick Meredith, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Meredith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Staffordshire, Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th September, 1851
Arrival date: 20th December, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 217 (111)
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

D Wong on 7th June, 2017 wrote:

11/7/1849 Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
Joseph Povey and Frederick Meredith, two young men, were indicted for stealing live fowls, the property of Gill, at Handswurth.

Joseph Povey arrived WA per ‘Ramillies 1854’.

Frederick was 21 years old on arrival.  He had prior convictions for stealing a pair of boots - 3 months.

Frederick was 5’1 1/4” tall, brown hair, sandy whiskers, hazel eyes, fair complexion, pock marked, single, reads and writes a little.

Mother: Elizabeth
Brothers: James, Henry
Sisters: Sophia, Elizabeth, maryann - at native place: Birmingham.

3/1/1853: TOL
16/5/1854: CP
31/8/1858: Certificate, Hobart.

There is a death registered for a Frederick Meredith aged 56 at the Launceston Invalid Depot on 17/10/1886 - no proof that this was the above Frederick though.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1829 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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