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Jeremiah Taylor

Jeremiah Taylor, one of 296 convicts transported on the Cressy, 28 April 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1871
Age: 50 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Bristol City and County Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cressy
Departure date: 28th April, 1843
Arrival date: 28th August, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 295 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 283 (143) http://www.linc.tas.gov.au http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch /www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history/search-your-family-history
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

Alexandra Fraser on 22nd January, 2018 wrote:

After serving his sentence, he chose to remain in Australia and moved to the mainland. He married Marian Flynn in 1857. They had one child during their marriage. He died on 25 October 1871 in Mackay, Queensland, at the age of 50.

D Wong on 22nd January, 2018 wrote:

16/4/1842 Bristol Times and Mirror Bristol, England:
Charles Warlock, Jeremiah Taylor, and John Thomas, were indicted for stealing a ham and two pieces of bacon, the property of William Whittread.

Charlles Worlock/Warlock arrived VDL per ‘Earl Grey’ 1843.

Jeremiah Taylor was listed as being 20 years old on arrival - he was born in Bristol, was 5’5ΒΌ” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, no whiskers, hazel eyes, single, could read, 3 moles on right arm, scar on middle finger left hand, scar on left jaw, face pimpled, mole over upper upper lip left side, mole right side of neck, mole back of ditto.

Father: Jeremiah at native place
Mother: Mary
Brother: William at Bristol
No Sisters.

No blemishes recorded on his Conduct Record.

20/8/1844: Released from 1st stage of probation.

2/3/1847: TOL

19/4/1849: Free Certificate.

22/12/1850: Steerage passenger on the ‘Sydney Griffiths’ which was bound for London.  He was Free By Servitude.

Married Mary Flynn in Victoria -
Children: Elizabeth 1859, Patrick 1860 - there is also a death listed for a Bridget in 1859 with the parents being Mary and Jeremiah.

5/12/1868 The Toowoomba Chronicle, QLD:
Crown Land Selections:
Jeremiah Taylor, 640 acres agricultural.

Convict Changes History

Alexandra Fraser on 22nd January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1871 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 22nd January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 283 (143) www.linc.tas.gov.au http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch /www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history/search-your-family-history (pr

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