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Details for the convict Hopton Lintern (1791)

Convict Name:Hopton Lintern
Trial Place:Somerset
Trial Date:1790
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Arrival Year:1791
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Convicted at Bridgewater Somerset Assises 14 Jul 1790 to 7 yrs transportation at the age of 52 for stealing the Church gate ( some dispute over right to occupied land etc ) he was sent on the 24 Mar 1791 to Australia on ship Atlantic.He left behind a wife and several children in Somerset whom he never saw again.After arriving in Port Jackson he was deemed to have completed his sentence by servitude in 1801 and leased property in Norfolk Island until 1807 when he went to Tasmania and leased land in Glenorchy area with approval of Lachlan Macquarie. He changed the spelling of his name from Lintern to Linton. He married a new arrival convict ( Mary Thorpe ) on her Arrival in 1816 after she was transported from Dublin, Ireland. He died in Tasmania 5 Aug 1823.I believe he was my 6th greatgrandfather Samuel Linterns brother.
Submitted by Researcher (William Graham Joss) on 5 December 2018

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