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Isaac Neville

Isaac Neville, one of 168 convicts transported on the Red Rover, 21 October 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Isaac Neville
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 17th January, 1872
Age: 64 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 Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Red Rover
Departure date: 21st October, 1830
Arrival date: 26th March, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 527 (266)
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

Graeme Vincent on 16th August, 2012 wrote:

Convict release 1845
Marriage Eleanor Harris 16 May 1846 St James Church Melbourne.
3 Children-Emma Neville, Caroline Neville,Isabella Neville
Buried Kyneton Cemetery

Graeme Vincent on 14th June, 2014 wrote:

Married a widow, Eleanor Calcutt, May 1846 in Melbourne.
Worked as a Blacksmith.
Was located at Mount Alexander

D Wong on 14th June, 2014 wrote:

Isaac Neville was listed as a “Ploughman” on his convict record, he was 5’5 1/2” tall, dark complexion, brown hair and whickers, grey eyes, thick set, I N inside left arm, single.

1832: Assigned to Mr R Espie

21/1/1834 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Isaac Neville was sentenced to six months imprisonment at Grass Tree Hill, for making away with two gallons of brandy he had in his charge.

1835: Assined to Mr J Ruffey

30/5/1839: TOL
14/7/1842: CP

March 1842: Permission to marry Mary Ann Burton (Navarino 1841).
1842: Marriage registered at Avoca, Tas.
Couldn’t find what happened to Mary Ann but no children listed.

7/10/1845: CP Extended (which meant he could move out of Tasmania.
26/3/1846: Passenger per ‘Scout’ George Town to Port Phillip.

Then married Eleanor Harris/Calcutt.  Eleanor was married to Thomas Calcutt who was a shepherd, they both come from Oxfordshire and arrived with their 3 children as Bounty Immigrants on 18/6/1842 per ‘Earl of Durham’.  Thomas died in 1846.

Eleanor then married Isaac and they had 3 more children.

5/5/1852: Isaac was at Porcupine near Bendigo.
1856: At Harcourt, Victoria.

Eleanor died in 1887 and both Eleanor and Isaac are buried at Kyneton, Victoria.

D Wong on 11th May, 2020 wrote:

Oxford Journal Oxfordshire, England
24 Jul 1830:
Isaac Nevill, charged with stealing, from the dwelling house of John Haines, of Asthall, a coat, waistcoat, 2 silver watches, a shirt, and a shawl, his property.__Death recorded.

Convict Changes History

Graeme Vincent on 16th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1808-00-00, gender m

Graeme Vincent on 14th June, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th January, 1872 (prev. 0000)

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