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Robert Whitmore

Robert Whitmore, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Whitmore
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: Mariner
Date of Death: 26th November, 1837
Age: 67 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 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 30th May, 1791
Arrival date: 7th October, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 346 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 184
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 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

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