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Owen Pritchard, one of 348 convicts transported on the Ironside, 19 August 1862
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life span was 58 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 5 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 433 (218)
||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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John Myddleton on 13th January, 2017 wrote:
He was a prolific criminal and absconder from gaols. He escaped from Ruthin Gaol three times and once from Carmarthen. As a result, he became known as “the Welsh Jack Sheppard”, after the famous English criminal.
He even left his clothes on the Workhouse gate in Ruthin and a letter teasing the authorities as well as a cheeky poem. What a character!
John Myddleton on 17th January, 2017 wrote:
In 1866, having been given a ticket of leave, he returned to Wales and was arrested, under the name Charles Williams, for larceny. He was in Carmarthen at the time and was sent to Carmarthen Gaol. Before he was sentenced, he and another prisoner, John Reid, made an incredible escape. They were rearrested in a matter of two weeks. As a result, Reid was sentenced to further imprisonment but Owen/ Charles was sentenced to 15 years’ transportation. In 1867 he left Britain aboard the Hougoumont.
D Wong on 11th December, 2019 wrote:
Transported 19th August 1862
British Transportation Registers 1787-1867
Record ID btr11896
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19th August 1862
Convicted at Ruthin Assizes for a term of 5 years. [Transferred from Chatham Convict Prison].
Convict Changes History
John Myddleton on 13th January, 2017 made the following changes:
John Myddleton on 17th January, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Charles Williams, date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), crime
D Wong on 11th December, 2019 made the following changes: