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Frederick Oddy

Frederick Oddy, one of 260 convicts transported on the Mount Stuart Elphinstone, 26 February 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Oddy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 11th January, 1885
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mount Stuart Elphinstone
Departure date: 26th February, 1845
Arrival date: 19th June, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 267 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 234
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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D Wong on 28th December, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
FREDERICK ODDY, Theft > simple larceny, Theft > simple larceny, Theft > simple larceny, 16th September 1844.

Reference Number: t18440916-2240
Offences: Theft > simple larceny; Theft > simple larceny; Theft > simple larceny
Verdicts: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishments: Transportation

FREDERICK ODDY was indicted for stealing 1 time-piece, value 20s., the goods of Ann Dirs: also, 1 watch, value 20s., the goods of Henry Lewiston: also, 1 half-sovereign, 2 half-crowns, 1 shilling, and 1 groat, the monies of Patrick O’Donohue: to all which he pleaded
GUILTY . Aged 23.— Transported for Seven Years

Previous Conviction:
FREDERICK ODDY, Deception > fraud, 1st January 1844.
Reference Number: t18440101-480
Offence: Deception > fraud
Verdict: Guilty > pleaded guilty
Punishment: Imprisonment > no_subcategory

FREDERICK ODDY was indicted for obtaining goods by false pretences; to which he pleaded
GUILTY . Aged 22.— Confined Four Months.

Frederick was 5’3” tall, could read and write, protestant, single, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, pockpitted.

Father: Richard
Mother: Charlotte
Brothers: Henry, Richard.
Sisters: Sophia, Harriet.

28/10/1851: TOL
21/5/1852: Free Certificate

4/6/1881: Bothwell – Idle and disorderly – 1 month hard labour.

11/1/1885: Frederick died of Chronic Diarrhoea , aged 68, at the New Town Pauper Establishment and was buried on the 13/1/1885 at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Pauper Section.

No marriage or children found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 28th December, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th January, 1885 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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