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Richard Waddicar

Richard Waddicar, one of 170 convicts transported on the Pyramus, 16 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Waddicar
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pyramus
Departure date: 16th November, 1838
Arrival date: 24th March, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 392
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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Anonymous on 2nd May, 2012 wrote:

Richard WADDICA Was transported for stealing 2 pies.  He was 16 years old and had previous convictions for stealing a dinner and 2 for misdemeaners, he was from Debworth, Preston.

Described as: 4’6 1/4" tall, blue eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion, oval face and small nose.

Hulk report: Good, very ignorant and idle, twice imprisoned for vagrancy, Single.

COF June 1847.

Colonial Times, Hobart, 30/5/1851; Richard Waddica charged with stealing 4 tame ducks, the propoerty of James Norris.  Verdict, guilty - to be severally imprisoned and kept to hard labour for 2 years. (At this time he was 26 and was now 5’3" tall).

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 2nd May, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1826-00-00, gender m

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