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William Riches, one of 240 convicts transported on the Canton, 20 September 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||19th May, 1840
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 93 (48). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-36,233,188,L,80. Indent of personal details pg 213.
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th April, 2014 wrote:
William Riches was convicted at Norfolk on 27/10/1837 for stealing coats. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Canton’ arriving 12/01/1840.
Gaol Report: convicted before
Hulk Report: good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: well conducted
Single man; aged 27yrs; farm labourer; 5’5”; ruddy complexion; red hair; lt Hazel eyes.
17/01/1840 - 18mths Probation.
Native place of birth: Norfolk, England.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 25th April, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 93 (48). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct Record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-36,233,188,L,80. Inden