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Richard Powell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Powell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1759
Occupation: -
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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sugar Cane
Departure date: 12th April, 1792
Arrival date: 17th September, 1793
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 82 other convicts

References

Primary source: Freemans Journal, 12 January 1792 p 4:  SRNSW, Indents of Convict ships, 1792-1794 "Sugar Cane"
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Community Contributions

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2018 wrote:

Freemans Journal, 12 January 1792 p 4: 
“TRIALS AT THE THOLSEL
“The Quarter Sessions commenced at the Tholsel, before Dennis George, Esq, on Thursday last, at which the following persons were tried, viz:
“Richard Powell for a highway robbery on James Cassidy – sentenced to be executed on Saturday, the 4th of February next.”
Obviously, his sentence was respited from a capital conviction to Life.

He is recorded on the indent for the ship “Sugar Cane”. however, it is recorded in pencil “dead”. This may mean he died on the ship.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 8th February, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Freemans Journal, 12 January 1792 p 4:  SRNSW, Indents of Convict ships, 1792-1794 "Sugar Cane" (prev. ), firstname: Richard, surname: Powell, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1759, date

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