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Robert Walker

Robert Walker, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 22 November 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Walker
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th June, 1820
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham, Town of Nottingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 22nd November, 1843
Arrival date: 3rd April, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 499 (231). Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON33-1-53,308,293,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th June, 2013 wrote:

Robert Walker was convicted at Nottingham on 23/06/1843 for break and enter an engine and steal shawls and handkerchiefs. Previous convictions for dishonesty. 10 yr sentence.
Gaol Report: Good
Hulk Report: Indifferent

Native Place: Nottingham.
Parents respectable.
Conduct register states both single & married. (?)
Note on register of Sarah Walker.

Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Marion’, arriving 04/04/1844.

Baker; Protestant; 5’6”; 25yrs of age’ sallow complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; 5 moles on left cheek & 1 on right side of chin; crown & anchor tatoo; can read & write.

Period of Probation: 18mths, Jericho (lower midlands, Tasmania). Emerged from gang 04/10/1845. Other assignments in Hobart & Green Ponds.

Ticket of Leave 26/06/1849

01/07/1852 at Bothwell: Common assault - Fined.

Free Certificate 26/07/1853

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th June, 2013 wrote:

Convict Indent indicates he was married. Wife Sarah.
Sister - Elizabeth.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th June, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 17th June, 1820, gender, occupation, crime

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