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Augustus Morris

Augustus Morris, one of 292 convicts transported on the Calcutta, February 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Augustus Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th May, 1824
Age: 36 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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Calcutta
Departure date: February, 1803
Arrival date: 4th October, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales [Port Phillip]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 345 (172)
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

Maureen Withey on 5th July, 2019 wrote:

Augustus Morris, who stands charged with robbing his master, James Hughes, Esq., in this city, (Salisbury) of a quantity of wearing apparel, &c., was on Monday re-examined, and fully committed for trial.
Salisbury Journal, 21 Jun 1802

Augustus Morris, for robbing his master, was sentenced to be transported for seven years. Bath Chronicle, 12 Aug 1802

D Wong on 6th July, 2019 wrote:

22/2/1813: Married at Hobart, Constantia Hibbins (born Norfolk Island 1796 to Thomas Hibbins and Elizabeth Busby).
Children:
Elizabeth 1813-1896
Augustus 1820-1895
Martha 1820-1824
James 1821-1905
Eliza 1822-1865

1820: Augustus occupied grazing land under licence at Hanging Sugar Loaf near Ross, and owned the inn, punt and a farm at Cove Point.

28/5/1824: Augustus died at Hobart, Tas.
His Headstone lies at St David’s Cemetery, Hobart.

Constantia died 16/3/1823, aged 29.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th July, 2019 made the following changes:

crime

D Wong on 6th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th May, 1824 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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