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Matthew Sellers

Matthew Sellers, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matthew Sellers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Errand boy
Date of Death: 27th February, 1833
Age: 16 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 120
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

D Wong on 1st May, 2013 wrote:

Matthew Sellers was 12 years old when convicted, along with his brother William (charged under the name of John Sellers at the Old Bailey) and also John Watkins (John 1832 to NSW) of stealing 1 shirt, value 15s., the goods of Ann Wright.

Matthew was 15 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was 4’10 1/2” tall, M on left arm, could read and write, protestant, blue eyes, light brown hair.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr Pragnell.

27/2/1833: Matthew was accidentally killed.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1817, date of death 27th February, 1833, gender, occupation, crime

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