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Farewell Whitaker

Farewell Whitaker, one of 112 convicts transported on the Proteus, 12 April 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Farewell Whitaker
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Machine breaking
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Proteus
Departure date: 12th April, 1831
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 111 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 83 (44)
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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Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record

Married, six or 7 children, wife Frances, with children at Hickling.
Note- June 11 1831, Ret. to P.W. being it is believed, insane.
Free pardon No 164, 3 Feb 1836.

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

Norfolk Sessions News
George Howes, Farewell Whittaker, Thomas Gibbs, Wm. Thain, Wm. Turner, James Thain, and Christmas Whittaker charged with breaking a threshing machine, belonging to John Freeman, of Hickling, on the 25th of November last, were acquitted.  The same prisoners together with James Pollard and James Eady, stood further charged with breaking, on the same day, a threshing machine, the property of Mr. Abraham Beaumont.  Abraham Beaumont stated, that on the night the of 25th November, Mr. Slipper came to his house and told him the mob were coming to break his machine. Farewell Whittaker was cutting it with a saw.  George Howes was there.  Abraham Beaumont, the younger, identified Farewell Whittaker and James Pollard as being present, and assisting in breaking the machine.  John Foreman proved that Wm. Thain, George Howes, and Wm. Turner, and Christmas Whittaker were present when the machine was destroyed.  The prisoners were, with the exception of James Thain and Christmas Whittaker, found guilty and sentenced as follows viz.: Farewell Whittaker, seven years transportation, George Howes, three months imprisonment in the Castle, Wm. Thain, do.,  Wm. Turner, two months do., James Pollard, three months do., and Thomas Gibbs, do.  All the above prisoners received exceedingly good characters from many very respectable witnesses.
Norfolk Chronicle, 15 Jan 1831

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 wrote:

Farewell Whittaker was a witness in a case against William Wilmore tried at the quarter sessions in Hobart in July 1841. Farewell states that he lodged with the prisoner at Allen’s house at New Town. Reported in The Courrier (Hobart) 9 July 1841.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 14th November, 2019 made the following changes:


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