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Richard Wise

Richard Wise, one of 200 convicts transported on the Earl Spencer, May 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Wise
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Boatman
Date of Death: 11th October, 1850
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Maidstone Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Spencer
Departure date: May, 1813
Arrival date: 9th October, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 95 (49)
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

Anonymous on 24th July, 2012 wrote:

Richard Wise was indicted along with John Seabrook for stealing 50 gallons of rum worth 30 pounds, from the vessel Hoy on the Thames.

He was 36, 5’9" tall, black hair, brown eyes, dark ruddy complexion. he was also married with 4 children.

On arrival he was assigned to Isaac Nicholls, Sydeny.
1817: TOL
31/1/1818: CP
He then received an Absolute Pardon.

Richard married Elizabeth Burridge nee Dalton on 28/3/1801 in Lewisham Kent.
Elizabeth and the 4 children arrived in Sydney in 1814 per Broxbornebury.

By 1821 Richard had been granted land in Tasmania and he and Elizabeth and family move to Tasmania.

11/10/1850: Richard died at Longford Tasmania aged 73.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 24th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1777-00-00, date of death 1850-10-11, gender m

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