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Moses Sadden, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Seddon, Robert Hayes
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 15 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 388
||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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D Wong on 10th January, 2017 wrote:
21/1/1841 Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard Staffordshire, England:
Moses Sadden, and Henry Hope for assaulting Samuel Sumner on the highway, near Hampton, and stealing from his person seventeen sovereigns and some silver.
Henry Hope was on board the ‘Tortoise’.
Moses was 21 years old on arrival. He was baptised 30 Sept 1821 Ellenbrook Chapel Worsley Lancashire.- he was 5’5” tall, sandy hair, blue eyes, reads, single, protestant, blue mark between eyebrows, heart and anchor on right arm, brown spot under left eye, tattoos on left arm.
Mother: Mary Cheatham
6 brothers, 3 sisters - there were actually 15 children in all.
20/8/1850: TOL revoked - being idle about town.
4/2/1851: TOL restored but not to reside in Hobart Town.
17/5/1856 The Argus, Melbourne:
Robert Hayes, alias Moses Sadden, apprehended by Detective Randall on the same charge, was also brought up yesterday. The officer stated that the prisoner received a sentence of fifteen years in the year 1841. It was also alleged against him, that he had been in the colony four years, and consequently must have absconded before his sentence had legally expired. The prisoner admitted the term of the first sentence, but pleaded that he became free in March last. The Bench directed him to be remanded to Van Diemen’s Land.
He was a coal and gold miner in Tasmania.
HERESAY: The story goes; that he was that he was blown away to Port Phillip in a gale off the Schouten Islands.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 10th January, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Seddon, alias2: Robert Hayes, date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime