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James Rooke

James Rooke, one of 160 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 August 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James 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 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd August, 1823
Arrival date: 15th March, 1824
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 89 (46)
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 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:

gender: m

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