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David Westwood

David Westwood, one of 199 convicts transported on the Mayda, 27 August 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Westwood
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Brewer
Date of Death: 16th July, 1863
Age: 40 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Worcester Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Mayda
Departure date: 27th August, 1845
Arrival date: 8th January, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 374
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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Jeffrey Westwood on 16th May, 2017 wrote:

Originally landed on Norfolk Island via “Mayda” and departed on 29 Apr 1847 on “Pestongee Bomanjee” and landed Hobart 21 May 1847.  Married Rachel Henry in Hobart 13 Mar 1862.

D Wong on 16th May, 2017 wrote:

Worcester Journal Worcestershire, England
24 Jul 1845

George Rose, 21, labourer, and David Westwood, 2l, labourer, were charged with feloniously assaulting Abraham Newton Hill, Kingsnorton, on the 30th of June.

George Rose arrived per ‘China 1846’. George Rose was David’s uncle and also the same age.

David Westwood was listed as 23 years old on arrival.  He was the son of George lWestwood and Sarah Rose and he was born in Harborne, Eng. It was his first conviction.

David was 5’4 1/2” tall, light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, single, could read, protestant.

10/8/1852: TOL
29/3/1853: TOL revoked - being absent from muster.
27/9/1853: TOL restored.

3/7/1854: Hobart - Drunk and misconduct in being out after hours and disturbing the peace -fined £5.5s., and admonished.

12/9/1854: CP

1862: Married Rachel, aged 27, a spinster, he was listed as 36 and a Brewer, at St. David’s Cathedral, Hobart.

29/12/1862: Son Arthur David Westwood, born Bothwell, Tas.

16/7/1863: David Westwood, aged 39, died at the General Hospital, Hobart, of albuminous nephritis (a form of kidney disease also called Bright’s disease). He was listed as a Brewer.

2/1/1864: Daughter Ellen Frances was born.

Found no further marriage for Rachel.
Millington’s search database has a death for a Rachel Westwood:  WESTWOOD, Rachel 74, Burial 9-Dec-1904 STREET

Convict Changes History

Jeffrey Westwood on 16th May, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 16th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th July, 1863 (prev. 0000)

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