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Rhoda Wells, one of 204 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, 02 May 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Rhonda, Jolly, Forrister, Forrester
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||28th September, 1863
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 93 (48)
||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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stsearcher on 9th March, 2017 wrote:
She was married to a John Jolly soon after arriving in Tasmania but the marriage didn’t last long. She started a new relationship with a convict named Charles FORRISTER. They left Tasmania together and moved to Melbourne. He got committed to 5 years hard labour in Ballarat.
When he got out they are found living together in Upper Macedon in Victoria.
In 1863 it appears Rhoda is murdered by FORRESTER, although he is found Not Guilty of the crime. She was 42 years old.
She doesn’t appear to have had any children.
Convict Changes History
stsearcher on 9th March, 2017 made the following changes:
alias1: Rhonda, alias2: Jolly, alias3: Forrister, alias4: Forrester, date of birth: 1822 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th September, 1863 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime