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Titus Evers (1810–1889)

Titus Evers (1810-1889) a cloth weaver, was found guilty on 17 March 1832, at York Assizes, Yorkshire, of housebreaking. His death sentence was commuted to 14 years transportation. He arrived at Sydney aboard the Parmelia in November 1832. He was single, aged 20, could read and write, and had had no previous convictions. His height was recorded as 5 feet 7½ inches and he had a fair ruddy complexion, brown hair, and hazel eyes.

Evers was assigned to William Wentworth on 17 November 1832. On 23 August 1834 he absconded from the employment of Thomas Kaines. Granted a ticket of leave in 1840 he married Jane Johnson on 25 January 1852; they had 12 children. He worked as a labourer, shepherd, and later as a fencer.

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  • death notice, Australian Town and Country Journal, 25 May 1889, p 15

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Life Summary [details]


20 November, 1810
Morley, Yorkshire, England


9 May, 1889 (aged 78)
Molong, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: death
Commuted To: 14 years
Court: Yorkshire
Trial Date: 17 March 1832


Occupation: weaver


Children: Yes (12)