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Richard Plant

Richard Plant, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Plant
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 400 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 388
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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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
Age: 33
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
Convict 4143
Ticket of Leave Granted 9 May 1848

Convict Changes History

David Bromwich on 7th April, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

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