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Nathaniel Osborn

Nathaniel Osborn, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Nathaniel Osborn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: 1817
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Essex Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 82
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 26th July, 2021 wrote:

Assize News
Nathaniel Osborn, for horse-stealing at South Benfleet; and ... received sentence of Death. Henry Smith, Thomas Styles, and George Smith were left for execution the others were reprieved.
Norfolk Chronicle, 28 Mar 1812.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2021 wrote:

1813 - Australia, Convict Index
Name: Nathaniel Osborn
Age: 18
Native Place: Essex
Ship: Fortune 2 - 1813
Occupation: farmers boy

1817 - Possible Burial Record
Old Sydney Burial Ground - Inventory of Burials
Name; Nathanael Osborne
Age;  25 years
Year of Burial. 12 Nov 1817
Remarks; Convict

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th July, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th November, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1817 (prev. 0000), occupation

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