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Mathew Russell

Mathew Russel, one of 199 convicts transported on the Maitland, 26 August 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mathew Russell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Stonemason
Date of Death: 7th December, 1851
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: Cumberland Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 26th August, 1843
Arrival date: 7th February, 1844
Place of arrival New South Wales and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 397 (200). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-76,213,144,L,80.
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th May, 2014 wrote:

Mathew Russell was convicted with shooting with intent - he was poaching and shot a man in the shoulder when he was overtaken. Life sentence, commuted to transportation. Transported to Australia on the ‘Maitland’ arriving 08/02/1844.

Widower, 7 children.
Native Place: nr Whitehaven, Co. of Cumberland.
Aged 58yrs; stonemason (perfect); 5’8”; ruddy complexion; chestnut eyes; grey hair;can read & write; Protestant.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island (off east coast of NSW; administed by Van Diemen’s Land).

Petitions for some mitigation of sentence from officers on Norfolk Island. To be sent to Sec of State 1846.

30/08/1846: Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). Assigned to T. Archer, “Woolmers” (lge estate nr Longford - now National Trust listed).
1848: J. Taylor, Macquarie St. Hobart.
1849: J. Bell, Argyle St.Hobart.
1849: Askin Morrison, Bushy Park.
31/03/1849: petition for remission of sentence - refused.
13/05/1851: Application for Ticket of Leave. Told to reapply in 1852.
28/06/1851: Free passage for family allowed.

07/12/1851: died at “Runnymede”, Hobart. (estate listed as National Trust)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th May, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 397 (200). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-76,213,144,L,80. (prev. Australian Jo

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