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Leopold Redpath, one of 280 convicts transported on the Edwin Fox, 24 August 1858
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||12th May, 1816
|Date of Death:
||1st May, 1891
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 283 (143)
||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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scott young on 26th December, 2016 wrote:
TOL obtained in Jan 1861
D Wong on 27th December, 2016 wrote:
Leopold Redpath was a clerk of the Great Northern Railway Company who perpetrated a notorious fraud against his employers and was transported to Australia. There are many publications about his crime and life - just google.
These were both lengthy trials and may be read in full at:
LEOPOLD REDPATH, Deception > forgery, 5th January 1857.
Offence: Deception > forgery
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
LEOPOLD REDPATH was indicted for feloniously forging and uttering a certain deed of transfer of a certain share and interest in the capital stock of the Great Northern Railway Company, purporting to be made by John Morriss, for 312l. 10s., consolidated stock, with intent to defraud. Other COUNTS., varying the manner of stating the charge.
MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE., with MESSRS. BODKIN. and GIFFARD., conducted the Prosecution.
LEOPOLD REDPATH, CHARLES JAMES COMYN KENT, Deception > forgery, 5th January 1857.
Offence: Deception > forgery
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory; Not Guilty > unknown
LEOPOLD REDPATH . was again indicted, with CHARLES JAMES COMYN KENT , for feloniously forging and uttering a transfer of 1, 000l., B stock and 87l. B stock of the Great Northern Railway Company; their masters, with intent to defraud.
REDPATH.— GUILTY .— Transported for Life.
KENT.— NOT GUILTY .
There were three other indictments against Kent, upon which no evidence being offered, an acquittal was taken: there were also other indictments against Redpath.
Leopold was 42 years old on arrival - he was 6’ 0” tall, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes, sallow complexion, middling stout.
1835: Was working as a clerk for P & O and on his own account as a shipbroker.
1840: Bought a house at Blackheath, married Jessie Sherman, had his fist bankruptcy.
1840-1845: Was living apart from Jessie, with lodgings near her in Regent’s Park; his occupation obscure
1846: Became a clerk with the Great Northern Railway - his fraud began in 1848.
1850: Living with Jessie at 2 Park Village West, Regent’s Park.
1853: Moved to 27 Chester Terrace, Regent’s Park
1856: Bought a country house at Weybridge; his frauds exposed; flight to Paris; return and arrest; examination at Clerkenwell; second bankruptcy
1857: Tried at the Old Bailey and convicted; imprisonment in Newgate, Millbank and Pentonville
1858: Transferred to Portland; transportation on the Edwin Fox; imprisonment at Fremantle
1871/2: Left Western Australia and sails to Sydney.
1886: Jessie died in England.
1/5/1891: Leopold died at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery on the 3/5/1891.
Convict Changes History
scott young on 26th December, 2016 made the following changes:
D Wong on 27th December, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 12th May, 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st May, 1891 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime