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Moses Rowlands

Moses Rowlands, one of 130 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 23 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Moses Rowlands
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Shoemaker's boy
Date of Death: 11th March, 1864
Age: 57 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 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Flint Great Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 23rd November, 1824
Arrival date: 18th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 129 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 229 (116)
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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Val on 2nd July, 2015 wrote:

Convicted 1 April 1823. Originally sentenced to death. Discharged 16th November 1824 per “Charles Forbes” vessel . Moses Rowlands, one of 130 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 23 November 1824 Moses married Alice Catherine Champion in 1835. Moses died in Pentridge Gaol, Victoria, Australia 1864

Jenny Robins on 1st February, 2020 wrote:

Moses Rowlands was originally sentenced to death, fortunately this was reduced.  He spent 2 years on the prison ship the Justitia before being transported to Tasmania on the ship Sir Charles Forbes. After serving a total of 5 years, Moses was charged with stealing an officers clothing and trying to escape and received another 7 years imprisonment. Later married and produced children. Sadly Moses died in Pentridge Prison, Coburg Victoria on the 11/3/1864.

D Wong on 1st February, 2020 wrote:

Moses Rowlands was listed as 17 years old on arrival.

Born: Hopeowen, Flintshire, Wales.
Son of Thomas and Margaret Lewis.

Occupation: Shoemaker’s boy.

Moses was 5’6” tall, light brown hair, light blue eyes, MB MR inside left arm, large scar back of right hand, single.

21/3/1829 The Hobart Town Courier:
Moses Rowlands was convicted of stealing one pair of trousers, the property of John M’Caffety, and Matthew Grantfield, (sentenced to 7 years) acquitted on a charge of receiving the same.

Alice Catherine Champion was born in Breage, Cornwall, in 1815 and died 1908.
Children:
1840: Eliza Jane d 1840
1841: Moses d 17/7/1902, Kyneton, Victoria.
1843: Elizabeth Ann d 1930
1845: Isabella d 1919
1848: Harriet d 1927
1851: Jane Catherine d 1934

20/4/1839: Letter addressed to Moses Rowlands, Port Adelaide at Post Office, Launceston.

Convict Changes History

Val on 2nd July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 1864 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Jenny Robins on 1st February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th March, 1864 (prev. 1864), occupation

D Wong on 1st February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), occupation

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