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William Dobie

William Dobie, one of 300 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 September 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Dobie
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: 28th July, 1904
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing 'porter'
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th September, 1851
Arrival date: 20th December, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 225 (115)
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

Gordon Dobie on 21st February, 2014 wrote:

Married Margaret Symes in 1875. Purchased 110 acres at Tooleen Victoria some time in the 1870s died in 1904 leaving 7 children: Mary 28, William 26,John 24, Thomas 22, Edward (dec’), Isobel 20, Edward James 18,

D Wong on 22nd February, 2014 wrote:

William Dobie was 20 years old when transported.
He was convicted along with Kerr Stewart, for housebreaking and stealing porter, the property of Robert Kerr, Bristo Street, Edinburgh and William Marshall, Potterow, Edinburgh.

William was 5’7 3/4” tall, could read and write a little, single, brown hair, blue eyes, scars.

Father: James
Mother: Mary
Brother: James
Sisters: Mary and Isabella (all at Edinburgh)

16/8/1853: TOL
1/8/1854: CP

Convict Changes History

Gordon Dobie on 21st February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th July, 1904 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 22nd February, 2014 made the following changes:


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