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Roger Royle

Roger Royle, one of 250 convicts transported on the Joseph Somes, 18 December 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Roger Royle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Carrier
Date of Death: 5th August, 1906
Age: 80 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 10 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Lancaster, Manchester Boro' Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Joseph Somes
Departure date: 18th December, 1845
Arrival date: 19th May, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 249 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 405 (204)
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

Carmel Reynen on 5th November, 2013 wrote:

Roger married Maria Nicol/Nicholls in Tasmania and after the birth of their first 2 children moved to Victoria. The had a total of 14 children and Roger had a number of properties in and around Sale. He died from Cancer of the throat. He also had a Hotel which became the family home and the oldest house in Sale before it was pulled down in the 1970s.

Convict Changes History

Carmel Reynen on 5th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1826, date of death 5th August, 1906, gender, occupation, crime

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