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James Rooke, one of 160 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 August 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
22nd August, 1823
15th March, 1824
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 159 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 89 (46)
||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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Maureen Withey on 20th April, 2019 wrote:
Committed to Fisherton Gaol: George Quinton and James Rooke, of Downton, labourers, charged with having, in the night of the 11th instant, burglariously broken into the house of the Rev. Thomas Lear, at Downton, and with having stolen divers goods, his property, ...
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 17 Feb 1823
The following were convicted and sentenced as under: Death- … Jas. Rooke, George Quinton, …
for burglary; …(all the above prisoners have been reprieved.)
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 17 Mar 1823
The following felons, eight in number, capitally convicted at our assizes, were on Monday last, removed from Gaol to the convict hulk lying off Gosport: George Quinton, James Rook, John Butcher, Wm. Edmonds, Thos. Brooks, and James Woodman, for burglary: Francis Willis, for horse-stealing; and Richard Waite, for destroying trees. They are to be transported.
Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 19 May 1823
Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2019 wrote:
Prison Hulk record HO 9-8-5 p 18.
Received from Fisherton, 12 May 1823.
James Rooke, age 30, Convicted of a felony at New Sarum, 8 Mar 1823, sentence - Life. Left hulk for NSW 13 Aug 1823.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 14th July, 2019 made the following changes: