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Robert Thwaites, one of 200 convicts transported on the York, 11 August 1832
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 392. Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 28th October, 2017 wrote:
Robert THWAITES was convicted at Suffolk, England on 15 March 1832 for housebreaking. Gaol Report: “bad, in prison before”. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “York” arriving 29 Dec 1832.
Single man; 5’5” height; a ploughman; aged 27 yrs; fresh complexion; brown hair; lt blue eyes.
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work service.
1838: assgn to Mr. Nicholls - drunk, disorderly & striking a Constable. Confined to Cells, on bread & water, 7 days.
1839: assgn to Mr. Nicholls - drunk on the road to Clarence Plains. Confined to Cells, on bread & water, for 48 hrs.
26 Jan 1841: Ticket of Leave granted.
1841 - 1843: at Oatlands, VDL.
25 Oct 1841: Drunk. 10 days solitary confinement.
14 Jan 1845: Conditional Pardon approved.
(n.b. There is another Robert Thwaites, convict, in VDL abt the same era)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 28th October, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 392. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 392), alias1: Thwaite,