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David Sefton

David Sefton, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Sefton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1775
Occupation: Solicitor
Date of Death: 6th August, 1866
Age: 91 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 8th June, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 192
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

Shaun Sefton on 22nd April, 2012 wrote:

Sentenced originally to Death, but his son knew Robert Peel and asked for clemency and his sentence was reduced to Life and Transportation to NSW. Where he lived and worked after his pardon for Francis Allman ubtil his death in 1866. He is buried in Cooma cemetry NSW.

Convict Changes History

Shaun Sefton on 22nd April, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1775-00-00, date of death 1866-08-06, gender m

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