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Richard Oldrey

Richard Oldrey, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Richard Oldrey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Fisherman
Date of Death: 16th August, 1822
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Dromedary
Departure date: 11th September, 1819
Arrival date: 10th January, 1820
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 369 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 204
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 31st January, 2014 wrote:

Richard Oldrey was 30 years old on arrival in VDL.

Nothing on his conduct record.

Richard was 5’7 1/4” tall, brown air and eyes, man, woman and hears and crown pricked on right arm, man, woman 1819 RO and MH on left.

16/8/1822: Richard was hung for the robbery at Captain Wood’s at Clyde and for the assault and robbery at Richard Burrows’ and Mr Williams at Sorell river.

D Wong on 11th June, 2018 wrote:

25/3/1819 Exeter Flying Post Devon, England:
Richard Oldrey, for stealing a yacht, &c.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
OLDREY, Richard. Per “Dromedary”, 1820

1822 May 20:Re arrival from Van Diemen’s Land for trial (Reel 6009; 4/3505 p.312)

1822 Jun 1-18: Sentenced to death. In reports of prisoners tried at Court of Criminal Jurisdiction; listed as Olrey (Reel 6023; X820 p.55)

1822 Jul 31: Convict from Van Diemen’s Land sentenced to death for robbery of house of Richard Burrows (Reel 6009; 4/3506 pp.116-7)

1822 Aug 16: Executed; listed as Obrey (Reel 6070; 4/1265 p.39)

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 31st January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th August, 1822 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 11th June, 2018 made the following changes:


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