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Richard Whaplington, one of 322 convicts transported on the Barossa, 09 May 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||1st April, 1876
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 92. Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 15th March, 2019 wrote:
Richard WHAPLINGTON was charged and convicted at Leicester, England on 6 March 1844 for stealing potatoes. Second conviction, poaching 13 times & had spent some time in prison. 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Barossa” arriving there 1844.
Aged 42 yrs; labourer & weaver; Protestant; can read & write; 5’4 3/4” height; ruddy complexion; dk brown hair; brown eyes.
Native place of birth: Loughborough, England
Mother: Mary (ref. as recorded on Convict Indent)
Brother: Thomas, in 75th Regiment
Colony of VDL:
18 mths Probation Period. 1st station gang - Rocky Hills.
Work assignments and some notes of misconduct.
21 May 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
6 March 1854: Certificate of Freedom.
1 April 1876 at Cascade Invalid Depot, Hobart, Tasmania. Born England. Pauper. Aged 74 yrs. Senilis. (ref. 35/1/8 no. 3335 - spelling of name “Woplington”)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 15th March, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 92. Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 92), alias1: Woplingto