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Anthony Whale

Anthony Whale, one of 160 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 01 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anthony Whale
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1834
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 1st April, 1830
Arrival date: 27th July, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 295 (150). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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 18th April, 2013 wrote:

Anthony Whale was convicted on 08/03/1828 for embezzling 10 pounds from his Master. 7yr transportation sentence.

Gaol Report: Good
Hulk Report: Good


Arrived Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) 26/07/1830.

Died 1834 Tasmania.

Maureen Withey on 22nd July, 2019 wrote:

Seven Years transportation:  Anthony Whale for embezzling money at Hillmarton.
Salisbury Journal, 17 March 1828

Thirteen male prisoners found guilty at our late assizes, of various crimes, were removed on Monday last from Fisherton Gaol, for the purpose of being put on board the Captivity hulk at Devonport, for transportation, viz.  Wm. Bowyer, for life; Wm Hayter, for 14 years; Giles Mitchell, Chas. Bull, Anthony Whale, Thoms. Rogers, Robt. Tamper, John Staples, Thos. Cooke, George Brasher, John Chown, Wm. Barrett and James Grace, for 7 years. Salisbury Journal 7 April 1828

Prison Hulk report HO 9-3-1 p7

Anty. Whale, age 34, embezzt, convicted at New Sarum 8 Mar 1828, sentenced to 7 years. left hulk for VDL 26 Mar 1830.

Maureen Withey on 22nd July, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Records
Conduct Report:
No 1063.  Hulk and Gaol reports, Good. He was a widower.
Note “Died, vide letter Charles Shaw Esq. Dec 22 1834.”
The Description list:  He was 5 ft 8 ¼ in tall, grey hair and eyes, aged 35. his occupation was a ploughman, and his native place, Hillmarton, Wilts.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th April, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of death 1834, gender, crime

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