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Richard Turpin

Richard Turpin, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Turpin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Ploughman/shearer/reaper/milkman/sower
Date of Death: 7th August, 1838
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 260
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

D Wong on 4th April, 2013 wrote:

Richard Turpin was 33 years old when transported.  He came from Galway County, Ireland but was living in London with his wife and 2 children.

He was transported for killing and slaying Sarah Turpin, a baby, 1 month old.  He had been drinking and was in the act of throwing his wife’s clothes out the window, not knowing the child was amonst them.  The child died half and hour later.  He also had a son 3-4 years old.

Many different ages with Richard.

Aged 46 assigned to D McLeod.

7/8/1838: Died at Goulburn Hospital aged 35.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1799, date of death 7th August, 1838, gender, occupation, crime

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