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Richard Withers

Richard Withers, one of 192 convicts transported on the Burrell, 22 July 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Withers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing corn.
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Burrell
Departure date: 22nd July, 1830
Arrival date: 31st December, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 451 (228)
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 24th July, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury - Wilts Assizes. Transportation for Life…Richard Withers, for stealing barley at Melksham;..
Salisbury Journal, 15 March 1830.

The following convicts, sentenced to transportation at our last assizes, were on Monday removed from Fisherton Gaol, and put on board the Captivity hulk at Devonport: viz. Frederick Kellow, Jas. Dredge, Rd. Chapman, Richard Withers, and George Godwin, to be transported for life; Charles Hooper, Robt. Cooper and Wm. Jones, for 14 years; John Webb, John Blandford, Wm. Farmer, Edward Strudgwick, John Russ, George Ruddle, Richard Mizen, James Abrahams, John Sifer, Jas. Gerrish and Thomas Dash, for 7 years.
Salisbury Journal, 29 March 1830

Hulk Record, HO 9-3-1 p 13
Richard Withers, age 19.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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