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David Rodwell

David Rodwell, one of 320 convicts transported on the Lord William Bentinck, 11 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Rodwell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd December, 1819
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 25th December, 1888
Age: 69 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Wilts. New Sarum Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord William Bentinck
Departure date: 11th April, 1838
Arrival date: 26th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 254
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

Warren Rodwell on 19th April, 2017 wrote:

DAVID RODWELL (B:1819) son of THOMAS RODWELL (B:1778); a shoemaker; St Edmunds Parish,Salisbury Wiltshire England. THOMAS RODWELL’s parents were SAMUEL RODWELL and Mary Ward. THOMAS RODWELL married Martha Elton.Their son DAVID RODWELL (B:1819) was transported to Hobart Tasmania Australia VDL at age 18 aboard the ship Lord William Bentinck (2) in 1838. He later married Rosina Hammond (B:Chelmsford Essex England). She was transported VDL 1844. DAVID and Rosina RODWELL had three sons. The Rodwells seem to have followed the goldrush when they moved to Victoria on mainland Australia in 1851. Rosina died young. DAVID RODWELL settled at Percydale near Avoca Victoria. His oldest son, DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL, sired twelve (12) children.

Iris Dunne on 19th April, 2017 wrote:

Trial 16 October 1837

Convict Changes History

Warren Rodwell on 19th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 3rd December, 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Warren Rodwell on 19th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 25th December, 1889 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Warren Rodwell on 19th April, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 25th December, 1888 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 19th April, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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