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Richard Stockdale

Richard Stockdale, one of 140 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 03 July 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Stockdale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1879
Age: 85 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: Durham and Sadberge Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 3rd July, 1824
Arrival date: 9th November, 1824
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 138 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 151 (77)
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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Anonymous on 14th July, 2012 wrote:

Convicted 28 / 2 / 1824
Crime - Sheep stealing
Sadberge and Durham Assizes
Sentence - sentenced to death but commuted to transportation for life to Van Diemens Land
Sailed - ‘Princess Charlotte’
140 male convicts aboard
Left Downs (head of the Thames) 9/7/1824
Arrived VDL via Port Jackson 9/11/1824

9/11/1824 - Arrived VDL via Port Jackson
· Assigned to Edward Lord Esq - Sorell district (Orielton)
· Worked as a shepherd

1826-1832 - Convict musters list Richard Stockdale as ‘Assistant to Edward Lord esq’

1829 - Applied to the Governor to marry Elizabeth Chittenden (Marriage never took place)

24/10/1830 - Daughter (Frances) born to Fanny Blundell (convict)

28/8/1832 - Richard Stockdale charged with being “drunk and riding furiously”
1832-35 - Convict musters have Richard Stockdale - Ticket of Leave

Oct 1832 Application to marry Frances Blundell

28/6/1833 - Richard Stockdale received permission to marry Frances Blundell

23/12/1833 - Married Frances Blundell in Sorell.
· Living in Parish of Forcett

10/5/1837 - Convict record suggests that this was when Richard Stockdale officially shifted to Hamilton
· likely to work at Edward Lord’s second property the Lawrenny (Laurenny) Estate

14/7/1837 - Richard Stockdale receives a Conditional Pardon (1351)

21/7/1841 - Fanny Stockdale dies aged 43, Hamilton, Tasmania
· Reg No 11/1841
· Ref RGD35

9/6/1849 - Likely Richard Stockdale remarries Mary Anne Collis in Brighton, Tasmania

1851-54 - Richard Stockdale and Mary Anne Collis have 3 children born in Brighton, Tasmania

1856-64 - Richard Stockdale and Mary Anne Collis have a further 3 children born in Hamilton, Tasmania

1861 - Electoral Roll - Richard Stockdale living at Rotherwood, Ouse, Tasmania
· Listed as Householder; Rent above 10 pounds p.a.; ET Dixon Landlady

1866 - Electoral Roll - Rotherwood as above

1869 - Mary Anne Stockdale (nee Collis) dies - Hamilton, Tasmania

1873 - Electoral Roll - Rotherwood as above
· Rotherwood still stands.  It is historically a very significant house in the area and is heritage listed and you can visit it today.  It is located near the town of Ouse in the Derwent Valley not far from Hamilton.

11/7/1879 - Richard Stockdale dies - Brickfields Pauper Establishment in North Hobart

14/7/1879 - Richard Stockdale - Buried Paupers Grave, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart

Parents John Stockdale and Bridget Dennison of Aycliffe, Durham

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 14th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1794-00-00, date of death 1879-00-00, gender m

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