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William Rhodes

William Rhodes, one of 240 convicts transported on the Portsea, 24 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Rhodes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Grazier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Portsea
Departure date: 24th July, 1838
Arrival date: 18th December, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 302
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

Carole lynham on 8th November, 2011 wrote:

William Rhodes married 16 year old Ellen Rodgers,in1845 he had been working as a shepard in the Rouchel area Later they travelled north to the New England, took up land at Newton Boyd, their property was "Curruldural". Ellen bore 11 children dying in childbirth in 1861.William was not at home at the time as the local school teacher was the informant of her death.William died in 1869

Convict Changes History

Carole lynham on 8th November, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818-00-00, gender m

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