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Frederick Severn

Frederick Severn, one of 280 convicts transported on the Eden, 12 March 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frederick Severn
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 3rd June, 1854
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing a gun
Convicted at: Leicester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Eden
Departure date: 12th March, 1842
Arrival date: 5th July, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 22
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

Nell Murphy on 20th February, 2017 wrote:

Frederick SEVERN was convicted at Leicester on 3 Jan 1842 for stealing a gun. 10yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Eden’ arriving 5 July 1842. Gaol & Hulk Reports: “Good”.

Aged 28yrs; single man; farm labourer; fresh complexion; black hair; brown hair; can read & write; Protestant.
Native Place: Ashby de la Zouch, England.
Mother: Anna
Brothers: William & Luke
Sisters: Anna & Sarah

VDL Conduct Record:
Probation Period 2 1/2 years.
27 July 1847: Ticket of Leave granted.
4 Dec 1849: Conditional Pardon approved.

3 June 1854: Died, of inflammation. Hamilton district, Tasmania. (ref. 35/1/23 no. 109)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 20th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 3rd June, 1854 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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