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Alexander Rostern

Alexander Rostern, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 13 December 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alexander Rostern
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th March, 1828
Age: 56 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 13th December, 1820
Arrival date: 18th May, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 424
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

D Wong on 27th February, 2020 wrote:

Lancaster Gazette Lancashire, England
2 Sep 1820:
Alex. Rostern pleaded Guilty of stealing cotton in a warehouse : — l4 years’ transportation.

Alexander Rostern was listed as 48 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Rushten. ??

Occupation: Waggoner.

Alexander was 5’6½” tall, dark sallow complexion,black to grey hair, grey eyes.

17/7/1827: TOL, Sydney Bench.
14/9/1827: COF

17/3/1828: (Date of burial).  Alexander Rostern was died, aged 67, and was buried at St. Phillips, Sydney.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 27th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1772 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th March, 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 27th February, 2020 made the following changes:


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