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Andrew Ovens

Andrew Ovens, one of 190 convicts transported on the Layton, 17 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Ovens
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 1834
Age: 35 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Layton
Departure date: 17th June, 1829
Arrival date: 8th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 103 (54)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 186
Name; Andrew Owens
Age; 30
Read and write, Married - 2 children
Native Place; Northumberland
Trade or calling; Tailor
Trial where & Date; Forgery - 24 Dec 1828.
Sentence; 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 7 3/4 in
Eyes; Light Hazel
Hair; Brown
Completion; Sallow, pock pitted
Remarks; Assigned; Edward Hunt, Sydney
Additional remarks noted against name; DIED; 8 July 1834. Sydney

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 20th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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