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Richard White

Richard White, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard White
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 21st May, 1830
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 390
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

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

At Hertford Assizes, Simon Clarke, for horse stealing; Thomas Berry, for sheep-stealing; John Smith, for house-breaking; Richard White, for uttering base coin (he having been before convicted of the same offence at Middlesex, which renders the last a capital offence); and Thomas Thompson, for a rape: were severally found guilty, and received sentence of death. The Learned Judge told Berry and Thompson, that they must expect to receive no mercy.
Northampton Mercury, 26 July 1806.

Gail Robyn Newman on 29th August, 2021 wrote:

1818 Dec
Letter Dated: 1818, Dec 19; Richard White, Ship: Duke of Portland, Year: 1807, Trade or Calling: Prisoner; Newcastle NSW AUS; Original Remarks: On list of prisoners sent to Newcastle per ‘Lady Nelson’.

Richard White, Died 21 Jan 1820 at Sydney NSW , aged 50 Buried 22 Jan 1820 at Sydney Burial registered at St Philip’s. Arrived per ship Duke of Portland

Convict Changes History

Gail Robyn Newman on 29th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st May, 1830 (prev. 0000)

Gail Robyn Newman on 29th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1770 (prev. 1780)

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