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Richard Stratton

Richard Stratton, one of 306 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, 06 July 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Stratton
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Herts. Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: 6th July, 1835
Arrival date: 11th November, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 106
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

Heather Stevens on 8th January, 2019 wrote:

Place of birth: Herefordshire

Crime: stealing money. He stole 3 1/2d from a basket carried by a seven year old boy at Hempel Hempsted.

Trial: Hertfordshire assizes, sentenced to 7 years transportation. “The Learned Judge inquired about the prisoner’s parents, and finding that they were unlikely to take much care of him ...” [County Chronicle, Surrey Herald and Weekly Advertiser for Kent 4 March 1834]

Hulk: Euryalus hulk at Chatham, received from Hertford 13 March 1834, age 14, stealing 3 1/2d, to NSW 30 June 1835 per Mary Ann. Character from Gaoler: ‘character good, connexions indifferent’

Transported on the ‘Mary Ann’ arrived Port Jackson 26 October 1835

Description in indent: 15, cannot read or write, Protestant, single, native place Herefordshire, no previous conviction, 4ft 3 1/4in, ruddy and slightly pockpitted, light hair, blue eyes, scar on top of head, nail of left thumb split, mark of a scald near right elbow, scar inside top of forefinger of right hand

1837 he is at Paterson, assigned to W. Owen.

1840 23 September Absconded from William Dun of Paterson. Admitted to 4 October 1840 Newcastle Gaol from Sydney for being illegally at large. To be sent to the Bench at Paterson.  [Gov Gaz 7 Oct,  Newcastle Gaol Entrance and Description books]

Description in 1840: from Newcastle Gaol Description Book: 5ft 1 1/2 in ; slight make, fresh complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, scar lower and upper right arm

Convict Changes History

Heather Stevens on 8th January, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), crime

Heather Stevens on 8th January, 2019 made the following changes:


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