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Allen Fosbrook

Allen Fosbrook, one of 192 convicts transported on the William Miles, 15 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Allen Fosbrook
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th November, 1805
Occupation: Iron founder
Date of Death: 4th August, 1875
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: William Miles
Departure date: 15th March, 1828
Arrival date: 29th July, 1828
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 350
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

D Wong on 25th January, 2014 wrote:

Allen Fosbrook was 23 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing Brass”.

Goal Report: A daring ruffian and very old offender. Convicted of 2 felonies in 1828.

Allen was 5’5” tall, grey eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion, scars, first joint of forefinger left hand disjointed, AF on right arm, single.

1830: Assigned to Mr Sutherland
1832: Constable
1833: Assigned to J C Sutherland Esq.

1835: Married Rosannah Chapman (William Bryan 1833 VDL) they had 1 child Mary who was murdered 6/11/1906.  Found no other children.

22/12/1845: Passenger per ‘Union’ George Town to Adelaide.  Rosannah and daughter Mary travelled to Adelaide on 19/3/1846.

About 1857 they were in Victoria.

Allen died at Guildford, Victoria and was buried at Campbell Creek Cemetery, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Denise Ogilvie on 25th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 17th November, 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th August, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 25th January, 2014 made the following changes:


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