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Walter Scrivener

Walter Scrivener, one of 280 convicts transported on the Marion, 30 October 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Walter Scrivener
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 3rd February, 1829
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 20th February, 1894
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing letters
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 30th October, 1851
Arrival date: 30th January, 1852
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 258
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

John Bruce on 3rd November, 2016 wrote:

marrie din Australia 1855, had 3 children

D Wong on 5th November, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey:
WALTER SCRIVENER, Theft > mail theft, 6th January 1851.

Offence: Theft > mail theft
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation

WALTER SCRIVENER , stealing whilst employed in the Post-office a letter containing 2 half-sovereigns, and 24 postage stamps; the property of Her Majesty’s Postmaster General: to which he pleaded
GUILTY . Aged 21.— Transported for Ten Years.

Walter was 5’6” tall, light hair, blue eyes, round face, fresh complexion, healthy build, E. F on?, single, literate, protestant.

18/7/1853: TOL
30/7/1855: CP

11/10/1855: Married Rhoda Spencer at Fremantle. (Rhoda born 21/12/1837 Swan River Colony and died 1914 in Prahran, Victoria).
First child, Frances Rose was born in WA. Next 4 born in NSW & last 4 in Victoria.

Comments: 1857 to SA

The following information comes from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132532631 (There is also a photo of Walter on the site)

Birth:  Feb. 3, 1829
Greater London, England
Death:  Feb. 20, 1894
Otago, New Zealand

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Name: Walter Scrivener
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 2 May 1829
Father’s Name: John Walter Scrivener
Mother’s Name: Frances Anna Scrivener

Convict Changes History

John Bruce on 3rd November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 3rd February, 1829 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1861 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 5th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th February, 1894 (prev. 1861), occupation, crime

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