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Manuel Soto

Manuel Soto, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Manuel Soto
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1818
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Robbing a person
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 88
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 4th July, 2018 wrote:

2/3/1812 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England:
Manuel Gomes, aged 21, Manuel Soto, aged 23, and Francisco Sched, aged 34, for robbing on the highway at Portsmouth, John Williams, and taking from his person a hat, pocket-book, &c. These prisoners are natives of Spain.

Manuel Gomes and Francisco ‘Schea’ (on our records) were also onbaord.

Old Sydney Burial Ground List:
1/6/1818: Burial date for Emanuel Soto, aged 26.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1792 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1818 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 4th July, 2018 made the following changes:


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