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Robert Holness

Robert Holness, one of 214 convicts transported on the Waterloo, 11 March 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Holness
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: 1884
Age: 67 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Kent, Dover Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waterloo
Departure date: 11th March, 1833
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 215 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 24
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

Roger Kent on 10th August, 2016 wrote:

Two more Holnesses were transported to Australia. Robert Thomas Holness (1817–1884) was sentenced to death for breaking, entering and stealing. The sentence was commuted to seven years transportation.  Robert was transported on the convict ship “Waterloo,” that left Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames estuary, on 12 March 1833 bound for New South Wales arriving there on 3 August 1833. After completing his sentence Robert stayed in Australia and started a dynasty in the Tamworth area of New South Wales.

Convict Changes History

Roger Kent on 10th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1884 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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