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Richard Vickers, one of 260 convicts transported on the Surrey, 09 April 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 336
||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