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Francis Polden

Francis Polden, one of 250 convicts transported on the Argyle, 05 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Polden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Theft of a shovel
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Argyle
Departure date: 5th March, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 250 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 52
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

greg petersen on 7th April, 2017 wrote:

Native of Canterbury, England. Height 5’ 4½”, pale complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, mouth medium size, chin small, nose long & straight.  tattoos: brig anchor crucifixion & W.P. rt arm, mermaid man woman ing? & 2 glasses left arm, star back of left hand, ring on left mid finger
Assigned to Thomas Archer, March 21st 1832 absconded from his masters service and remaining at large until approached on the 27th instant at Snake Banks. Cell Bread & Water 10 days. Dec. 26th 1834, drunk & rioting on his masters premises, admonished. Feb 26th 1835, Insolence to his master confined 14 days to cell Bread & water

greg petersen on 7th April, 2017 wrote:

charged with stealing 7 shovels

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 7th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

greg petersen on 7th April, 2017 made the following changes:


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