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life span was 57 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 6th October, 2017 wrote:
In the Northern Counties competition for farms and the religious difference led to standing feuds between Catholic and Protestant peasantry. In Ulster and elsewhere the catholic tenants banded themselves into a society called “The Defenders” who owed their origin in 1784 to an encounter between the two religions.
Richard Stapleton was a ‘Defender’. He was transported for ‘Stealing Lead’.
Conditions were horrific on the Britannia - there was a mutiny involving a number of the Irish prisoners which took place off the coast of Rio de Janeiro - Richard Stapleton died after receiving first 300 lashes and then a further 500 lashes the next day for helping to plan the mutiny. He died at sea in 1797.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 6th October, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Richard, surname: Stapleton, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 1797, gender: m, occupatio