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Robert Hembrow, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||30th September, 1912
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Somerset, Bridgwater Quarter Sessions
24th December, 1851
20th February, 1852
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land]
Travelled with 279 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 311 (158)
||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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D Wong on 17th March, 2014 wrote:
Robert Hembrow was the brother of Isaac Hembrow (Joseph Somes 1847). Robert was transported to VDL for Stealing a Sheep and had previously been imprisoned for 4 months for stealing potatoes.
Father Joseph: a cordwainer and shoemaker
Mother: Jane Stacey.
Robert could read and write a little, was single, C of E, sallow complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, scar from burn on left arm and was 5’6 1/2” tall.
1853: Robert applied for permission to marry Mary Brady (free). There was no registration on the permission, so perhaps they never married.
Robert made his way to Goulburn NSW and then to Young. He married Emily ?? and had 3?? children.
30/9/1912: Robert died aged 93 and is buried at Young, with Emily who died 12/4/1916 aged 82.
On his arrival in VDL, records show him as being born in 1828 and 23 years old, however, Robert was baptised on 25/4/1825 and according to his headstone was 93, making him born in 1819.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 17th March, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th September, 1912 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime