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Reuben Short

Reuben Short, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 07 September 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Reuben Short
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 19th June, 1848
Age: 45 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 7th September, 1840
Arrival date: 5th February, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 222
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

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

Death under sentence Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON63-1-2$init=1355357
Drowned, aged 45, in East Inlet. T.L.
Convicted at Wilts Qr. Sess. on 31 Dec 1839.

Committed to Fisherton Gaol: Reuben Short, 37, of Donhead St Andrew, charged with having feloniously stolen a fat sheep, the property of John Bennett, also charged with stealing wheat at Ansty.
Salisbury Journal, 4 November 1839

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 wrote:

conduct Report: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-5$init=CON33-1-5p269
He was married, his wife, Rhoda living at Shaftsbury, 1 child. He was transported for life once before, for highway robbery, in 1826, and served 7 years at Plymouth and 15 months in Portsmouth.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 19th June, 1848 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 29th September, 2019 made the following changes:


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