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Robert Foote

Robert Foote, one of 220 convicts transported on the Henry Tanner, 27 June 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Foote
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th January, 1811
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: 31st December, 1897
Age: 86 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 7 years

Crime: Desertion from the army'
Convicted at: Valetta, Malta Court Martial
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Tanner
Departure date: 27th June, 1834
Arrival date: 26th October, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 383 (193)
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

Don Auckram on 12th November, 2013 wrote:

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, into a Weaver family; taught to read and write; joined the 42nd Regiment of Foot in January 1830, serial AWOL; Court Martial at Valetta Malta August 1833, transported back to London in December 1833, imprisoned on Prison Hulk the Fortitude moored at Chatham. Arrived in New Zealand about 1846 first in Auckland, then New Plymouth working as a Sawyer. Married Thirza Rickard Wills in June 1851, they had ten children. Served with NZ forces during the Land Wars in 1860. Shifted family to Nelson region, farming at Lower Moutere before shifting to the Pelorus Sounds in 1875, clearing forest at various locations around the Sounds, Beatrix Bay, Black Point, and finally settling down at Mahau Sound by 1887, dieing there on the last day of 1897, buried at Havelock Cemetery.

Don Auckram on 6th March, 2016 wrote:

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, into a Weaver family; taught to read and write; joined the 42nd Regiment of Foot in January 1830, serial AWOL; Court Martial at Valetta Malta August 1833, transported back to London in December 1833, imprisoned on Prison Hulk the Fortitude moored at Chatham. Assigned to W. Raymond on arrival at Sydney. Was at Bathurst in Feb 1835 when convicted for assault and sentenced two years on Iron Gang at No.2 Stockade Coxs River. Next appeared, Nov 1847, at Cassoli, working for Busby family. Arrived in New Zealand after this date; first in Auckland, then New Plymouth working as a Sawyer. Married Thirza Rickard Wills in June 1851, they had ten children Shifted family to Nelson region, farming at Lower Moutere before shifting to the Pelorus Sounds in 1875, clearing forest at various locations around the Sounds, Beatrix Bay, Black Point, and finally settling down at Mahau Sound by 1887, dying there on the last day of 1897, buried at Havelock Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Don Auckram on 12th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 17th January, 1811, date of death 31st December, 1897, gender, occupation, crime

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