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Felix Myers, one of 350 convicts transported on the Neptune, 04 October 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Carl Kernetzki, Peter Sinclair
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 167 (85)
||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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greg petersen on 15th May, 2017 wrote:
Prussian born, of the Jewish faith, he was at times a music teacher a surveyor & a German teacher. 1837 He was found guilty of stealing spoons from his mistresses abode and sentenced at a court session in Leicester, to seven years transportation. He had an accomplice, a Joseph Brant. Myers was 27 and Brant was 21.
The Leicester Chronicle, described Myers as a German Jew, and reported a ‘pathetic appeal’ Felix Myers made to the jury, in which he described himself as ‘an unfortunate foreigner’.
He was sentenced in 1838, sub-overseer Bagdad party, to 14 days on the treadwheel for overstaying his pass & misrepresenting himself to be free.
Despite this, his behaviour was mostly good and he was assigned as a sub-overseer on various road gangs works in the Southern Midlands of VDL. In 1840 he married Mary Hickson (Hixon?)10 years his junior in Hobart, they had two children & moved to Launceston.
Conditional pardon #436, granted 31st May 1843
Free Certificate #592, 1844
Convict Changes History
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source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 167 (85)
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