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Francis Cockerill Craxford

Male Abt 1814 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Francis Cockerill Craxford 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Born Abt 1814 
    Christened 9 Feb 1814  All Saints & St John Church, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 1834 
    Height: 5ft 4¾; black hair; grey eyes; fresh, slightly pockmarked complexion 
    Court 24 Sep 1834  Crown Court, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Theft 
    • Sentenced to seven years transportation
    Physical Description 1835 
    Tattoos: Woman and initials (right arm); Sailor with flag and flower (left arm) 
    Penal 14 May 1835  Sheerness, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Embarkation 
    Penal 17 Oct 1835  Hobart, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Transportation to Tasmania 
    • Aboard the vessel "Norfolk 4"
    Residence 1836  Westbury, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Travel 8 Oct 1852  Launceston, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tasmania to Melbourne Australia 
    • He boarded the vessel "Yarra Yarra" from Launceston, Tasmania "free of servitude"
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Transported to Tasmania for theft - Huntingdon Quarter Sessions
      Sentence seven years: October 17th 1834
      Travelled on "Norfolk 4" - Arrived 28/8/1835
      (Source: www.rootswb.com Indexed by Jackie Brown April 1999)

      Gave sworn testamony in the case of:
      R. v. Minnett
      Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land
      Montagu J., 18 August 1836
      Mr. Paul Minnett was charged with having "feloniously stolen, &c.," on the 13th of October last, one heifer the property of William Field.
      (Source: Launceston Advertiser, 25 August 1836)
    Person ID I722  Extended Craxford Family
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2011 

    Mother Charlotte Craxford,   b. 1795, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F9879  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Feb 1814 - All Saints & St John Church, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - Theft - 24 Sep 1834 - Crown Court, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPenal - Embarkation - 14 May 1835 - Sheerness, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPenal - Transportation to Tasmania - 17 Oct 1835 - Hobart, Tasmania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1836 - Westbury, Tasmania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - Tasmania to Melbourne Australia - 8 Oct 1852 - Launceston, Tasmania Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location/Street       : District/Village       : City/Town       : County/State       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Ship's log - transportation vessel 'Norfolk 4'
    Ship's log - transportation vessel 'Norfolk 4'
    Known as No. 1893, this personal log (right upper) shows Francis to have been aged 22 years, relatively short stature with tattoos on both arms.

    Personal Histories
    THE MYSTERY OF FRANCIS COCKERILL CRAXFORD
    THE MYSTERY OF FRANCIS COCKERILL CRAXFORD
    Born in Huntingdon, transported to Tasmania for theft, what happened to him at the end of his sentence?

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] International Genealogical Index File, Batch No: C168872
      LDS Church (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S70] Archives Office of Tasmania, POL220/2 Page 194 (Reliability: 4).


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