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Robert Demery

Robert Demery, one of 336 convicts transported on the Barrosa, 31 July 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Demery
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1888
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 31st July, 1839
Arrival date: 8th December, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 335 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 83 (43)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 7th October, 2017 wrote:

In the colony, Robert married the widow, Mary Goodwin in 1862.  No prior marriage for Robert has so far been located.
Mary had been married to David Goodwin, the son of Edward Goodwin (Convict, 1810, “Indian”) and Mary Browning (Convict, 1811, “Friends”).
Mary was herself the daughter of Joseph Hibbert (Convict, 1814, “General Hewitt”) and Susannah Singleton.  Susannah Singleton was herself, the daughter of William Singleton (Convict, 1792, “Pitt”) and Hannah Parkinson (Came Free, 1796, “Pitt”.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 7th October, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1888 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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