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Richard Nicholls

Richard Nicholls, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Nicholls
Aliases: Nichols
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 5th January, 1882
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 256
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 5th April, 2013 wrote:

Richard Nicholls was 25 years old when convicted of stealing 2 sacks (3 bushels) of flour and a cheese and sentenced to death.

29/7/1843: TOL Patrick Plains.
22/9/1845: TOL Passport, Singleton Bench.
10/7/1848: CP.

Richard was assigned to employers in Sydney until 1843 when he got his TOL and was allowed to remain in the district of Patrick Plains.

2/4/1844: Married Jane Fraser nee Munro (a widow).  Jane had been married to Alexander Munro and had 6 children.

Jane and Richard had 3 children, James b24/5/1845, Harriet b6/6/1846 and Henry George b1850.

Richard became a successful business man and councillor in Singleton.

5/1/1882: Richard died, 5 years after Jane who died on 18/8/1877.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th April, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1806, date of death 5th January, 1882, gender, occupation, crime

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