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Richard EMBLIN[1]

Male 1824 -


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  • Name Richard EMBLIN  [2
    Born 7 Apr 1824 
    Christened 14 Nov 1824  Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Convicted 20 Oct 1846  Wells, , Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Sentenced to 10 years
    Transported 11 Jun 1851  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    arrived in Australia 
    Pardon 24 Mar 1857  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation Coal Carrier 
    _UID 62F5A9E287ED41DCBE133C5668FFF7164A28 
    Died Y  [4
    • Before 1861
    Person ID I6756  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Father Richard EMBLIN,   b. 14 Mar 1799, Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Joanna ROBBINS,   b. 9 Feb 1795, Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1822  Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • S/lane P.Rs. Witnesses:- Benjamin Stock, Joseph Gullick Page 22 Entry 64
    Family ID F2151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane CHIVERS,   b. 5 Jul 1823, Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1883, Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1843  Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • About, Banns
      Shepton Mallet 10 663 Dec 1843
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Anne EMBLIN,   b. 1845, Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Nov 1824 - Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1843 - Stoke Lane, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConvicted - 20 Oct 1846 - Wells, , Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTransported - arrived in Australia - 11 Jun 1851 - Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPardon - 24 Mar 1857 - Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Research): Richard Emblin, was a labourer and coal hauler, who could neither read nor write. He married Jane Chivers, at Stoke Lane Somerset when he was 19. They had one child; Elizabeth Anne Emblin.
      That same year, Richard was first convicted for assault and felony. In 1843 he was again found guilty of stealing hay and sentenced to six months, "two separate weeks thereof in solitary confinement". These earlier convictions were taken into account when, at age 22, on 26 October 1846, at the City of Wells Court sessions, he was given a 10 year sentence and to be "transported beyond the Seas" for stealing two donkeys. Apparently after stealing the animals in Somerset, Richard and his accomplices sold them in Dorset, claiming that they needed the money to buy a horse and cart to transport coal. As Richard had been seen in the area shortly before the animals had been taken, the authorities put two and two together and he was arrested together with his brother-in-law, Joseph Chivers. We have excellent copies of the court records including the witnesses' statements.
      Although they went to jail immediately after conviction it was not until 5 years later that Richard and Joseph (who had been sentenced to 15 years) were deported to Tasmania, respectively departing England 25 February and 19 September 1851; Richard on the convict ship "Cornwall", from Portsmouth, arriving in Van Diemen's Land, 11 June 1851, Joseph on the "Rodney" arriving Hobart on 20 December 1851.
      We do not know much about what happened to them in Australia but Richard's conduct record there shows he committed a number of further offences resulting in his sentence being prolonged until 24 March 1857.when he was conditionally pardoned. Joseph received a conditional pardon on 28 May 1855 and on 4 May 1863 married Many Anne Stonnell in Oatlands (north of Hobart). Unfortunately, Richard was not a witness, as they seemed to be living in different parts of Tasmania.
      It looks as if Richard also might have married in Australia, but that too is the subject of further research. However, the Tasmanian Federation Index does list a Richard Embling who died at a charitable institution on 29 January 1901. His birth year was shown as 1817 which would be an approximation.
      Jane is due some sympathy as she had both her husband and a brother taken from her simultaneously. At the 1861 census, 16 years after Richard went to jail, she was listed, as a Lodger, with Stephen Blacker at Stratton-on-the Fosse, Somerset; her occupation shown as "Spinner of Worsted". The children living with her were Menda Emblin (6), Pincot Emblin (4) and Charles Emblin (2). At later censuses the children were enumerated under the family name Blacker.
      Richard had been born 7 April 1824 in Stoke Lane/Stoke St. Michael, Somerset, son of Richard (1799 1878) and Joanne Robbins. Jane was born 5 July 1823 the daughter of Edward Chivers and Mary Ward.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Peggy Goodger, Peggy Goodger.

    2. [S558] 1841 British Census.

    3. [S653] Ian Emblin, Ian Emblin.

    4. [S548] 1861 British Census.


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