Richard Chandler was from a large family in Beguildy, Radnorshire although his native town was Knighton, Radnorshire. Hereford Journal 28 August 1844 Richard Chandler and Thomas Pinches, convicted at the late quarter sessions, Chandler for ten years and Pinches for fourteen years transportation. Pinches was under 19 years of age; and a good-looking, active young man. He was sentenced for the above period both from his crime and his bad character, as every means had been tried to reclaim him. He had been convicted five different times, and previous to the last quarter sessions for Radnorshire he had served twelve months in Monmouth gaol, and committed the offence for which he was sentenced as he was coming home to his native town, Knighton. The convicts above named were, under a proper escort, removed per the Cheltenham mail, on Wednesday, the 14th, instant, to Millbank Penitentiary. Millbank Prison was a prison in Millbank, Pimlico, London, originally constructed as the National Penitentiary, and which for part of its history served as a holding facility for convicted prisoners before they were transported to Australia Sentenced for a term of 10 years on 4th July 1844. Ttransported on the Sir Robert Peel, departing 6th September 1844. He arrived in Van Diemen's Land on 26th December, 1844. He was related to the Bowen family of Beguildy, Radnorshire. This family were notorious for living chiefly by plunder. His brother Peter had been transported on the Medway, 28th July 1825 arriving in Van Diemen's Land on 14th December, 1825. Their mother ? was found guilty of forgery, and sentence of death. Her friends broke her out of prison and she was on the run for 3 years before being recaptured in Birmingham. By the time she was apprehended the death penalty no longer stood for this crime. She was transported for life. I have no date for this. The only female Chandler from Radnorshire (that I can find) is Sarah Chandler:- Sarah Chandler, transported on the Friendship, June 1817 for life, arriving in New South Wales 14th January, 1818 Whether this is her or not I do not know. Her nephew and Richards' cousin, Morgan Bowen, was sentenced for a term of 7 years on 17 October 1844. He departed on 22nd June 1846 on the Maitland for Van Diemen's Land. The convicts disembarked at Port Phillip and not Van Diemen's Land. they arrived on 27th October, 1846 Morgans' father, Francis Bowen, was sentenced for a term of 10 years on 26 March 1845. he departed on 30th June 1845 onboard the Equestrian arriving in Van Diemen's Land on 15th October, 1845. Is there any way I can find out (for free, I'm a cheap skate ) what became of them?