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Edward Rooke

Edward Rooke, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Rooke
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 rabbits
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 11th March, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 109 (56)
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

Maureen Withey on 31st January, 2021 wrote:

To be transported for seven years.
Edward Rooke, for stealing rabbits.
Staffordshire Advertiser, 8 Sept 1821.


On Sunday last, the under-mentioned convicts, under sentence of transportation for seven years, were removed from our county gaol to the Hulks at Woolwich; viz. Thomas Marrott, William Dodd, William Rowley, Thomas Smart, James Minshull, Mark Ashton, Thomas Sansom, Edward Rooke, Joseph Robinson, Bromley Wakefield, and Edward Minor.
Staffordshire Advertiser, 29 Sept 1821.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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