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Laban Stone, one of 133 convicts transported on the Eleanor, 15 February 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 55 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Ancestry.com Australian Convict Records. BMD certificates. Personal family history.Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 21 (13)
||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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Duncan McBurney on 8th November, 2013 wrote:
Part of the Swing Riot mob that took part in machine breaking in Woodborough and Alton Barnes on 23 November 1830. Convicted of robbing John Clift (of Church Farm, Woodborough, Wiltshire) of “1 sovereign and other monies” at the Wiltshire Special Commission. Sentenced to Transportation for Life.
Baptised at Urchfont, Wiltshire on 18 May 1807, the son of Simon and Ann Stone.
Andrew on 11th April, 2019 wrote:
Was involved in the Swing Riots of 1830. Convicted of both Machine Breaking and Robbery. Received a Conditional Pardon in November 1837, and an Absolute Pardon in May 1838. He remained in Australia, married Bridget Writer in 1873 (despite his legal wife in England, Sarah, still being alive!), and died in Mudgee, NSW in 1875.
Wendy Smith on 5th November, 2019 wrote:
The Convict Annotated Indentures for the Eleanor state that all the convicts on board were transported for machine breaking except for Thomas Davis (Warehouse breaking); George Smets (or Smits) (Receiving stolen iron) and Pierre Tuite or Pierce Tait (for embezzlement). The last three convicts were convicted at Graham’s Town on Cape of Good Hope. They joined the ship at Cape of Good Hope. Ticket of Leave and Certificate of Freedom certificates often state the offence as burglary or robbery rather than machine breaking.
Convict Changes History
Duncan McBurney on 8th November, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1807, gender, occupation, crime
Andrew on 11th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Ancestry.com Australian Convict Records. BMD certificates. Personal family history. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 21 (13)), crime
Iris Dunne on 12th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Ancestry.com Australian Convict Records. BMD certificates. Personal family history.Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 21 (13) (prev. Ancestry.com Australian Convict Records. BMD certific