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Daniel Parkes

Daniel Parkes, one of 277 convicts transported on the Belgravia, 04 April 1866

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Parkes
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Worcestershire. Assizes Worcester
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Belgravia
Departure date: 4th April, 1866
Arrival date: 4th July, 1866
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 276 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 157 (81)
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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Anonymous on 30th August, 2011 wrote:

Daniel Parkes was my great great grandfather and was born in Netherton, near Dudley, Worcestershire, England 1834c. His parents were David and Honor (nee Crump). He was a Coal Miner, married to Kezia (nee Darby) and had 3 children, Daniel, John and Mary together with 3 step children. Young Daniel died age 7 in 1865 whilst his father was in Prison in England.

In 1864 Daniel was one of the many Coal Miners on strike. A number of Miners chose to contine to work and as a result some were attacked by the striking Miners. Daniel being one of the attackers. Early one morning, he drunkenly threw a can containing gunpowder through the kitchen window of a house of working Coal Miner George Rowley.  Fortunately no one was injured, but considerable damage was done and Daniel was charged and subsequently found guilty.

After his release in 1870 he chose to remain in Australia and eventually died on the 18th November 1902 in Broken Hill District Hospital, New South Wales.  I believe Broken Hill was a Mining town, so maybe he returned to his old trade Coal Mining.

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