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Luke Taylor

Luke Taylor, one of 312 convicts transported on the Rodney, 19 August 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Luke Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 2nd July, 1903
Age: 79 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 a sheep
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes at Devizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rodney
Departure date: 19th August, 1850
Arrival date: 28th November, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 315 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 357 (180)
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

Kyle Scott on 9th November, 2013 wrote:

He married convict Ellen Dwyer on 19/12/1853 and moved to Waikouaiti, Otago, New Zealand in about 1861

D Wong on 9th November, 2013 wrote:

Luke was 5’3 1/2” tall, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, much pockpitted, reads and writes a little, Married with 2 children.

Father: John
Mother: Hannah Maria
Brothers: James, John
Sosters: Elizabeth, Maryann

Very clean conduct record.
9/3/1852: TOL
31/5/1853: CP

Convict Changes History

Kyle Scott on 9th November, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1824, date of death 2nd July, 1903, gender, crime

D Wong on 9th November, 2013 made the following changes:


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