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Richard Usher

Richard Usher, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Usher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Ag lab
Date of Death: 2nd July, 1861
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts

References

Primary source: National Archives of UK, Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania, HO10 Piece 50 Page
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

Jen on 1st August, 2017 wrote:

Actual crime convicted for was larceny in a dwelling house

D Wong on 2nd August, 2017 wrote:

21/11/1808: Married Mary Mills in England. Mary was born in 1780 and died 21/5/1853 in New Norfolk, Tas., of ‘Old age and Infirmity’, aged 70.

Mary followed Richard to VDL most likely per ‘Providence’ in 1826 as part of the Convict Family Reunion Scheme - Only boys under 15 years could join this voyage, it is thought that the eldes son, George stayed in Warwickshire.
Children: Sarah baptised in 1809 and died in 1815, aged 6, George in 1811, Hannah in 1814 who died in 1823 aged 9, Samuel in 1818 and Thomas in 1822.
Another daughter, Mary Ann, was born in 1830 in New Norfolk. Richard was listed as a farmer.

1830-33 Musters: Assigned to his wife
1835 Muster: Public Works

22/8/1836: CP

2/7/1861: Richard died aged 73, of ‘Decay of Nature’.  Listed as a farmer.

Alison Prendergast on 10th September, 2017 wrote:

1823 Assigned Miles Patterson

Alison Prendergast on 12th September, 2017 wrote:

1822 Assigned to Miles Patterson upon arrival in VDL

Alison Prendergast on 12th September, 2017 wrote:

1835 Muster: Ticket of Leave

Jen on 4th September, 2018 wrote:

1835 Muster Richard Usher had a ticket of leave

Convict Changes History

Jen on 1st August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 2nd August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 2nd July, 1861 (prev. 1861), occupation

Alison Prendergast on 12th September, 2017 made the following changes:

source: National Archives of UK, Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania, HO10 Piece 18 Page 130 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 119 (61))

Alison Prendergast on 12th September, 2017 made the following changes:

source: National Archives of UK, Home Office: Settlers and Convicts, New South Wales and Tasmania, HO10 Piece 50 Page (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 119 (61))

Jen on 20th October, 2018 made the following changes:

occupation

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