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Robert Whitmore, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||26th November, 1837
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 184
||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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D Wong on 4th October, 2013 wrote:
Robert Whitmore, was 21 years old when indicted, along with William Glassby 19, and William Pendall 20, of stealing 30 fathom of 12 inch cable, value 50s., the goods of Thomad Dodds.
3/10/1796: Married Mary Goodall (Surprize 1794, Highway Robbery).
1805-6: Robert was Free by Servitude.
1811: Sentenced to 7 years at Newcastle Penal Settlement for stealing 283lbs of salted pork, from the cargo of the ship he was on.
1814: Was separated from Mary Goodall and she was living in Windsor at this time, Mary died 1822.
27/10/1815: Pilot at Newcastle when the ‘Estramina’ ran aground.
1818: Given a grant of land on the Hunter River after his efforts of salvage work on the Estramina in 1817.
1822: Married 2nd wife Martha (Margaret) Greenwood (Lord Melville 1817) a servant aged 20, he was 58.
Margaret had been charged with insolent behavious at the Female Factory and had been sent to Newcastle Penal Settlement as punishment, this was how she met Robert.
18/2/1823: On return of land cleared and other improvements made by settlers, Patterson Plains.
1828 Census: Age 64, Free, Farmer at Mt Pleasant, Patrick Plains.
26/11/1837: Free Pauper, died aged 74 at Newcastle Hospital. Burial date.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 4th October, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1770, date of death 26th November, 1837, gender, occupation, crime