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David Weed

David Weed, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Weed
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 295 (149)
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

D Wong on 1st December, 2012 wrote:

David Weed was 20 years old on arrival in VDL.

David was single, sallow complexion, freckled, hazel eyes, brown hair, 5’5 1/2” tall.

24/12/1844: TOL
29/5/1847: TOL Revoked for misconduct.
13/11/1839: CP
25/3/1852: Free Certificate.

1845: Married Bridget Clarke per Maxborough.
They had 3 childrenHenry 1845-19/2/1866:- Henry was 20 years old when he fell into the waters of the north Esk River and drowned.  He had been subjected to having fits almost daily and had been saved from falling into the river on may occasions before.
William John born 1854 and a Female ‘Weed’ born 1860.

1848& 1851: David was living in Launceston and was a Waterman.

9/9/1852: Steerage passenger per ‘Tamar’ Launceston to Melbourne. (Free by servitude).

Could not find date of death.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 1st December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818, gender, occupation, crime

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