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Elias Still

Elias Still, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elias Still
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Dorset Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 290
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 12th May, 2020 wrote:

Dorset County Chronicle Dorset, England
21 Jan 1830:

Elias Still and Thomas Still were put the bar charged with stealing quantity of potatoes, the property of William Cosier of Fon Mell Magna.  The evidence against these prisoners was very conclusive.  They were found guilty, and Elias Still was sentenced to transportation for seven years, and Thomas Still to imprisonment for three calendar months’ with hard labour.

Elias Still was the cousin of William Still also on board.

Elias Still was 19 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Fontmore/Fontmon, Dorset.

Elias was 5’5” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, single.

1830-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. H. Oakes.
1835 Muster: Public Works.

22/5/1835: (newspaper date) TOL

25/5/1838 Hobart Town Courier:
Absconded - 6 months hard labour in chains.

27/5/1840: TOL

1843: Free Certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 12th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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