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Richard Stapleton

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Stapleton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1797
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing lead
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

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

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