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Richard Yewdle

Richard Yewdle, one of 200 convicts transported on the Asia, 13 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Yewdle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: 10th July, 1830
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 13th August, 1827
Arrival date: 7th December, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 257 (130). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th September, 2013 wrote:

Richard Yewdle was convicted at Wiltshire 10/03/1827 for horse stealing. 14 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Asia 3’, arriving 07/12/1827.

Aged 23yrs; b. Cosley, Wiltshire; single; Hazel eyes; brown hair; Protestant.
Parents at Frome Woodland.

Further offence in Colony:
15/05/1830 assigned to T. Anstey - sexual assault of child (of his Master). Guilty. Death sentence. Executed 10/07/1830.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 10th September, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1804, date of death 10th July, 1830, gender, occupation, crime

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