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Robert Wheeldon

Robert Wheeldon, one of 267 convicts transported on the Isabella, 15 January 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Wheeldon
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th July, 1814
Occupation: Mason and labourer
Date of Death: 23rd September, 1866
Age: 52 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 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Derby Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 15th January, 1842
Arrival date: 19th May, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 269 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 5 (4)
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 19th April, 2015 wrote:

Robert was 28 years old and was transported for ‘stealing gowns and wearing apparel’ along with Archibald Pretty - on board.

Robert was born at Shardlow, Derbyshire, was married to Millicent and had 2 children, was 56 1/2” tall, could read, protestant, dark complexion, brown hair, light hazel eyes, scars.

12/1/1849: TOL
21/10/1852: Free Certificate.

6/6/1853: aged 40, married Bridget Kearney (Australasia 1849) - they had 6 children.

Robert died of glandular degeneration of the kitneys as Hobart Hospital.

Convict Changes History

Shirley Jones on 19th April, 2015 made the following changes:

term: 10 years (prev. 14 years), date of birth: 17th July, 1814 (prev. 0000), date of death: 23rd September, 1866 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 19th April, 2015 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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