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Robert Hembrow

Robert Hembrow, one of 280 convicts transported on the Aboukir, 24 December 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Hembrow
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 30th September, 1912
Age: 93 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Somerset, Bridgwater Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Aboukir
Departure date: 24th December, 1851
Arrival date: 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]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 311 (158)
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 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.

3/8/1853: TOL
9/1/1855: CP

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

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