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Richard Vickers

Richard Vickers, one of 260 convicts transported on the Surrey, 09 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Vickers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1862
Age: 47 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 9th April, 1834
Arrival date: 17th August, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 336
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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Brian Towler on 13th November, 2018 wrote:

On his certificate of freedom, his occupation is listed as “Cheesemonger”.  Under general remarks it says that he that he was 5 ft 7 inches tall, had sandy hair, fair ruddy complexion with freckles, and hazel eyes, has “red whiskers, a scar back of right cheek near the ear, another under left eye, one upper front tooth inclining inwards. an R.V. tatoo and a crucifix inside his lower right arm.  I.I. in a heart pierced with two darts. R.V. CV T.V. surrounded by two wreaths inside lower left arm and two forefingers of left hand”
His parents were Thomas and Catherine Vickers, so I think RV is his initials, and CV and TV are his parents.  I assume I.I. is a girlfriend he left behind in England.  Two years after he obtained his certificate of freedom in Australia he married Maria White and they had 7 children, one of whom was my ancestor, Sarah Ann Vickers. He died in 1861 at age 47.

Convict Changes History

Brian Towler on 13th November, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1862 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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