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Richard Turner

Richard Turner, one of 228 convicts transported on the Lord Hungerford, July 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Turner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Hungerford
Departure date: July, 1821
Arrival date: 26th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 227 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 54
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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Maureen Withey on 2nd July, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 02 July 2021), February 1821, trial of RICHARD TURNER EDWARD TURNER (t18210214-59).

RICHARD TURNER, EDWARD TURNER, Theft > burglary, 14th February 1821.
398. RICHARD TURNER and EDWARD TURNER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Swan , about twelve o’clock in the night of the 4th of January , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, four chairs, value 8 s.; one table, value 6 s.; one chest of drawers, value 2 l.; 18 wine glasses, value 10 s.; 24 plates, value 1 l., and 70 books, value 2 l., his property .
JOHN SWAN . I live in Hans-place, Hackney-road . On the 24th of January, about three o’clock in the afternoon, I was going home and found the place broken open, and the property gone. I had not slept there the night before, having a lodging in the City-road; my furniture was there; I only left it for the evening - I missed the articles stated in the indictment. The house was entered through the kitchen window - Edward Turner ‘s father lives near me.
JAMES SALMON . I am a broker, living in Wheeler-street, Spitalfields, about a mile from the prisoners. On the 6th of January, the prisoners came to my shop, and offered to sell some blue and white plates. Richard said his father gave them to him, and that they had been in the family some time; I gave him 2 s. 6 d. - there were about eleven of them. He said, he had three or four articles in the furniture line, if I would walk home and look at them - he asked me 2 l. for them. He assured me his father gave them to him, as he was about to be married; but he was obliged to sell them to go into the country to his uncle. I offered one guinea and-a-half for them; he refused - I returned, and offered 2 s. more, which he refused. He took me to a house, which he called his own, near Shoreditch Church - both went, but Richard was the man I dealt with. About two hours after, he came and asked me to buy some books; he had them in his hand - I declined. He said,
“Can’t we agree for the other things?” I refused to give more, but gave them 1 s. to bring them, which they did that night. I paid them 1 l. 12 s. 6 d. for a chest of drawers, four chairs, and one wash-hand-stand table - it was twilight when they brought them. I sold all the things. I sent Mr. Swan to where I sold the drawers. I do not know who bought the other things.
MR. SWAN re-examined. I can swear to the drawers; I have had them four years, and gave 50 s. for them - the plates were blue and white.
RICHARD TURNER ‘S Defence. We got up to go a skaiting - these articles stood by the side of the prosecutor’s house; we stood there half an hour, then took them home, kept them two days, nobody claimed them, and we sold them.
EDWARD TURNER ‘S Defence. We found them in the road.
RICHARD TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 18.
EDWARD TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 22.
Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.
Transported for Seven Years .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

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National Archives.  Criminal Petitions.

HO 17/25/39   1821 Feb 27
Prisoner name(s): Richard Turner.
Prisoner details: Aged 18 years.
Court and date of trial: Old Bailey Sessions, February 1821.
Crime: Stealing in a dwelling house.
Initial sentence: Seven years transportation.
Annotated (Outcome): Nil.
Petitioner(s): Richard and Grace Turner, the prisoner’s parents, undersigned by John Swan, the prosecutor, and 21 others.
Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): This is the prisoner’s first offence; request imprisonment in Penitentiary.

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Tasmanian Conduct Record.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-42$init=CON31-1-42p64
No 182. Richard Turner. Lord Hungerford, 14 Feb 1821, 7 years.
Transported for Burglary, Gaol report - none. Hulk report, none.
Confessed. F& M at Bethnal Green. M. a washerwoman.
This offence, stealing a chest of drawers.

Several minor incidents recorded.
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Colonial Secretary’s Office May 8, 1828.
The periods for which the undermentioned Persons were transported having expired, Certificates have been granted to them accordingly.
Richard Turner, Lord Hungerford.
The Tasmanian, 16 May 1828.

Maureen Withey on 2nd July, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Alphabetical Register of Male Convicts, (CON23 T 152 to 182.)
182. Richard Turner, height 5ft 3 ½, brown hair, blue eyes, age 19, brick maker, Tried at Middlesex,  14 Feb 1821, 7 years. Ship: Lord Hungerford 1821, Native place, Bethnal Green. FC 188/64 May 6 1828.

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Edward Turner was transported to NSW on Asia 1, arriving 1822.

It is posible that Edward and Richard were brothers or possibly cousins?

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 2nd July, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Maureen Withey on 2nd July, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000), occupation

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