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Manuel Gomes

Manuel Gomes, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fortune, November 1812

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Manuel Gomes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 25th March, 1836
Age: 45 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Southhampton Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fortune
Departure date: November, 1812
Arrival date: 11th June, 1813
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 88
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 4th July, 2018 wrote:

4/4/1799 Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England:
George Snook, for stealing a quantity of leather.

4/8/1828: Convict Death Register - George Snook, “Minerva”, (this has to be wrong, only 1 George Snook who was on the ‘Canada/Nile/Minorca’ 1801 fits the bill - 2 others were here after the death date of this George), died aged 73, District/Parish: St. Luke’s, Liverpool.

2/3/1812 Hampshire Chronicle Hampshire, England:
Manuel Gomes, aged 21, Manuel Soto, aged 23, and Francisco Sched, aged 34, for robbing on the highway at Portsmouth, John Williams, and taking from his person a hat, pocket-book, &c. These prisoners are natives of Spain.

Francisco Schea (on our records) and Manuel Soto were also onbaord.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
GOMES, Manuel. Per “Fortune”, 1813

1815 Apr 8:  On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson”; listed as E Gomey (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.12)

1822 Feb 16, Mar 11:  Attached to the Store. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Fiche 3297; X643 pp.3b, 4b)

1824 Apr 10:  On list of prisoners on establishment at Bathurst with sentences not transmitted (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.100)

1824 May 29-Dec 25:  On lists of men on the Government Stock Establishment at Bathurst; listed as Emanuel Gomey (Reel 6031; 4/7029A pp.124-92)

1824 Dec: Bush Constable. Re character and conduct of (Reel 6065; 4/1800 pp.257-8)

1824 Dec:  To be at the disposal of John Maxwell (Reel 6065; 4/1800 p.273)

25/3/1836: Convict Death Register - Manuel Gomes died in the District /Parish of Macquarie Bay.

1836: NSW BDM lists his death and gives his age as 70 ??

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th March, 1836 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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