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Isaac Pritchard

Isaac Pritchard, one of 224 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsay, 22 July 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Pritchard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 1879
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Strathfieldsay
Departure date: 22nd July, 1831
Arrival date: 15th November, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 223 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 165 (85)
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

Anonymous on 24th August, 2012 wrote:

Isaac was 24 on arrival in VDL.  He was convicted along with William Lucas and Daniel Edmunds.  In attempting to escape from the hulk, they somehow committed Highway Robbery.  All were transported on the Strathfieldsay.

Goal Report: Bad.
Isaac had a ship anchor JP inside left arm, ring on little finger left hand, scar on right side under lip, hazel eyes, reddish brown hair, was 5’8 1/2" tall and single.

1832-33: Assigned to Josh Lyon.
1835: PW

Isaac and William Lucas, were good friends back in Somerset, they were both at Port Arthur and Ross Prison.  They worked building the roads in Tasmania.

Isaac married Catherine Anderson, (born 1829 and arrived in 1847 per Eliza & Henry).

William Lucas married Mary Anderson (born 1820 arrived per Emma Eugenia).  One report says they were sisters and the other says not.

Both families came to the mainland in 1851 and 1853.

The Pritchards had Jane 1860-1942.
The Lucas’s had Thomas 1852-1894.
Thomas and Jane married.  After Thomas died, Jane remarried to John Hicks.

Isaac died 4/4/1879 aged 75, he died of Atrabilious fever (Gout, cough and fever).  After Isaac died, Catherine married John Cleland in 1879 and all are buried at the Yackandah Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 24th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807-00-00, date of death 1879-00-00

Anonymous on 23rd August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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