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John Richards

John Richards, one of 230 convicts transported on the England, 06 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: John Richards
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Dorset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: England
Departure date: 6th June, 1835
Arrival date: 28th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 230 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 72. Convict Printed Indentures 1835 and Government Gazette Dated Friday 22 Oct 1847.
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

Wendy Smith on 2nd January, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that John Richards was described as being 29 years of age; could read and write; Religion Protestant, Married with one son.  He was a native of Plymouth and was a cabinet maker, upholsterer, complete.  He was convicted of stealing money at the Dorset shire Quarter Sessions on 6 January 1835 and found guilty.  He was sentenced to 14 years.  He had one prior conviction for which he served two months.  Physical attributes Height 5 feet 3 inches; complexion dark sallow; hair dark brown and eyes Hazel grey.  Prisoner number 35-2086 and transport number 83.
Received his ticket of leave in 1844 - number 44/918.  Government Gazette of Friday 22 October 1847 states that his ticket of leave was cancelled du to him absconding from Queanbeyan District, reported by Queanbeyan Bench.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 2nd January, 2020 made the following changes:

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