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Francis Simmonds

Francis Simmonds, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Simmonds
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: -
Convicted at: Kent Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 29th August, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 182 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 337 (170)
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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Maureen Withey on 5th June, 2020 wrote:

Yesterday was committed to St. Augustine’s Gaol, Canterbury, Francis Simmonds, charged with having burglariously broken open the dwelling houses of Thomas Hurt, and Peter Pope, Newington next Sittingborne, and stolen thereout a pair of sheets, and sundry articles of wearing apparel the property of the said Thomas Hurt and Peter Pope. 
Kentish Gazette, 5 July 1816.

Early on Saturday morning last, were moved from Her Majesty’s gaol at Maidstone under a strong guard, and put board Retribution hulk, at Sheerness, for transportation, viz.:—Francis Simmonds,
Kentish Weekly Post, 20 Sept 1816.

Maureen Withey on 5th June, 2020 wrote:

Indent, https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1p101
Francis Simmonds, Tried at Maidstone, 5 Aug 1816, 7 years, age 35, Native place, Rochester, Trade- Seaman & labourer, 5ft 4 ¾. Brown eyes, black hair, dark ruddy comp. Remarks : Very indifferent.

Maureen Withey on 5th June, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Convict Record.
66. Francis Simmonds, Tried 5 Aug 1816, 7 years. Almorah & Pilot. Blank record.
Transported to NSW per Almorah, Francis Simmonds arrived in VDL per Pilot.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 5th June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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