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Robert Walsh

Robert Walsh, one of 264 convicts transported on the Maria Somes, 22 April 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Walsh
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1888
Age: 68 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Preston General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maria Somes
Departure date: 22nd April, 1844
Arrival date: 30th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 59 (31)
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

Leonie Dolley on 15th April, 2013 wrote:

Robert was transported for stealing a jacket and a shawl. He died at New Norfolk Hospital 26\6\1888.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 15th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1820, date of death 1888, gender, occupation, crime

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