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Richard Oldrey, one of 369 convicts transported on the Dromedary, 11 September 1819
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||16th August, 1822
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 204
||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 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: