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Philip Stafford

Philip Stafford, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Malcolm, 13 May 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Stafford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Somerset, Bath Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: David Malcolm
Departure date: 13th May, 1845
Arrival date: 25th August, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 287 (145). Tasmanian Archives - convict record.
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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Nell Murphy on 27th April, 2018 wrote:

Philip STAFFORD was convicted at Bath, England on 9th Jan 1845 for stealing a purse and money, from the person. 10 yr transportation sentence. Philip had previously been convicted, with a transportation sentence but served 3 years at Millbank prison.  For this current offence he was sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘David Malcolm’ arriving 25 Aug 1845.

Aged 25yrs; 5’3 1/2” height; Protestant; single man; a tailor; fair complexion; lt brown hair; blue eyes; literate.
Native place of birth: Bath, England. (ref. Convict Conduct record, VDL)
Mother: Charlotte (ref. Convict Indent record)
Sisters: Louisa & Maryanne

Philip served his first period of Probation at Norfolk Island (off the east coast of NSW, Australia, but administered by Van Diemen’s Land - at that time).
1848: in Hobart, VDL.
9 April 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
5 Jan 1854: Misconduct.
1 Aug 1854: Conditional Pardon approved.
9 Jan 1855: Free Certificate issued.

Application for permission to Marry:
10 June 1851 - application by Philip STAFFORD (David Malcolm) to Margaret SPELLICY/SPELLING (John Calvin). (ref. 52/1/3)

Marriage:
30 June 1851 - marriage at St. John the Baptist, Church of England, Hobart. Philip STAFFORD, bachelor, above 21 yrs of age, licensed Hawker to Margaret SPELLING, widow, above 21 yrs of age. (ref. 37/1/10 no. 414). (Note: Margaret’s surname is listed as “SPELLICY” on her Convict Record.)

Nell Murphy on 27th April, 2018 wrote:

Link to his wife’s record: https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/spellicy/margaret/135076

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th April, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 287 (145). Tasmanian Archives - convict record. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Numb

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