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Richard Smith

Richard Smith, one of 160 convicts transported on the Earl St Vincent, 20 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Ploughman and shepherd
Date of Death: 27th April, 1835
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Sussex Special Session of Gaol Delivey
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Earl St Vincent
Departure date: 20th April, 1826
Arrival date: 13th August, 1826
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 14
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 5th November, 2017 wrote:

Richard Smith was 22 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Hopton, Berks.

Richard was 5’4” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes, left thumb dislocated, single.

16/12/1829: Field Police Constable.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Axford
1832 Muster: Public works

19/11/1832: Was a Constable

1833 Muster: Public works.

December 1834: TOL

27/4/1835: Richard died at H M C Hospital, Hobart.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th November, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 27th April, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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