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Richard Wakeham

Richard Wakeham, one of 290 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 25 January 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Wakeham
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 23rd August, 1884
Age: 82 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: Stealing sugar and wool
Convicted at: Devon, Exeter Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 25th January, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd May, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 290 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 4
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

wendywallace on 5th August, 2014 wrote:

Conditional pardon on 27.11.1849

wendywallace on 5th August, 2014 wrote:

Married Ann Andrews at Modbury, Devon 21.10.1827
Children: Richard, Sarah, Ann, George, Elizabeth
Family arrived on “Success” 20.11.1849.
Conditional Pardon granted 27.11.1849.

D Wong on 6th August, 2014 wrote:

Richard Wakeham was 41 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for stealing 240lbs. of wool.

Richard was 5’4” tall, could read and write, protestant, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes.

Married Anne Andrews in 1827 in Modbury and had 5 children, one of which died early.  Anne and surviving children arrived in Tasmania in 1849 after Richard got a TOL.

Brothers: Thomas (Modbury) and Nicholas (Jersey).

1/8/1845: Released from 1st stage of Probation.
8/2/1848: TOL
27/11/1849: CP
28/1/1857: Free Certificate.

23/8/1884: Daily Telegraph, Launceston:
DEATHS.
Wakeham.- On 23rd August, at his residence, St. Leonards, Mr Richard Wakeham, late of Modbury, Devonshire, England; aged 82 years.

Kim McKie on 23rd September, 2018 wrote:

Death and funeral notice of Richard Wakeham - Daily Telegraph, Launceston - Monday 25 August 1884

DEATHS
WAKEHAM - On 23rd August, at his residence, St. Leonards, Mr Richard Wakeham, late of Modbury, Devonshire, England; aged 82 years.

FUNERAL
FRIENDS are invited to the funeral of the late Mr Richard Wakeham, which will leave his late residence, St. Leonards, on Monday (This Day) at half-past 3 o’clock. Hills Bros., Undertakers, Brisbane Street.

The Comwall Chronicle - Wednesday 5 August 1868 - page 4
On the 2nd instant, Ann, tho beloved wife of Mr. Richard Wakeham, aged sixty-five years. The funeral will leave her late residence, Newstead, on Thursday, 6th inst., at half-past two o’clock, and proceed to St. Leonards for interment. Friends are respectfully invited.

Convict Changes History

wendywallace on 5th August, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

wendywallace on 5th August, 2014 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 6th August, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd August, 1884 (prev. 0000), occupation

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