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Richard Stiles

Richard Stiles, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Stiles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1886
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Kent, Maidstone Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Tortoise
Departure date: 28th September, 1841
Arrival date: 19th February, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 399 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 385 (194). Tasmanian Archives - convicts: Conduct Record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-17,411,317,L,80. Colonial Families.
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

Danny Jarmy on 29th December, 2013 wrote:

Also had other charge before boots stole apples, 2mnth sentence. Housebreaking, 2year sentence.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th December, 2013 wrote:

Richard Stiles was convicted at Kent 01/07/1841 for stealing boots. Convicted twice before. 14yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the’Tortoise’, arriving 19/02/1842.

b. abt 1818 Brenchley, Kent, England.
Father: Edward
Mother: Sarah
3 brothers

Labourer; 5’3 3/4”; single; 23yrs of age; sallow complexion; dk brown hair; brown eyes; can read; Protestant.
Hulk Report: Good
Ship Surgeon’s Report: Orderly

Assignments of service in Colony.
1849 - Triabunna
1849 -Fingal

Ticket of Leave 13/06/1848

Conditional Pardon 25/03/1851

Certificate of Freedom 02/10/1857 at Fingal

Listed as a Colonial Family:
Gender: Male
Birth 1820 - 
Marriage/Relationship: 1875 - FINGAL,Tasmania   ( BUSHING, JULIA )

Leonie Dolley on 29th May, 2017 wrote:

Richard was also married to Ellen Fleming in 1852. Ellen passed away in 1854, Then Richard married Catherine Oneal in 1855, Catherine passed away in 1873.

Convict Changes History

Danny Jarmy on 29th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 30th December, 2013 made the following changes:


Leonie Dolley on 29th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1886 (prev. 0000)

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