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Richard Plant, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 388
||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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David Bromwich on 7th April, 2019 wrote:
Record https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-9$init=CON27-1-9P171. Aged 23 -> DOB ABt 1818
Ricard Plant boatman, highway robbery, aged 23. 15 years seems an appropriate or even lenient sentence for highway robbery,
Name: Richard Plant
Birth Year: abt 1817
Death Date: 10 Aug 1850
Death Place: Tasmania
Registration Year: 1850
Registration Place: Launceston, Tasmania
Registration Number: 252
(Record fits birth year. All other TROVE newspaper reports of deaths of a Richard Plant point to another person. My research into Richard Plant shoemaker from Stone, Staffordshire indicate a similar death date - wife a widow in 1851 Census, but the difference in vocation make that link less likely - the whole extended family were shoemakers or in that industry)
Also. Ticket of Leave
Ticket of Leave Granted 9 May 1848
Convict Changes History
David Bromwich on 7th April, 2019 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime