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Andrew Whyte

Andrew Whyte, one of 290 convicts transported on the Exmouth, 03 March 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Andrew Whyte
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Indecent behaviour
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Exmouth
Departure date: 3rd March, 1831
Arrival date: 28th July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 290 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 38
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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Rod Duggan on 26th September, 2016 wrote:

Andrew Whyte was born in 1796 in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Andrew and his half sister Ann Knox were convicted of Incest at the High Court Glasgow in 1830 and both sentenced to 14 years Transportation.

Andrew spent time on the Prison Hulk Ganymede before being Transported aboard the Exmouth in 1831.

He later married Euphemia Campbell Valence on January 29, 1842 in Victoria and had 5 children.
Trial record of Andrew Whyte and Ann Knox

Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference JC26/1830/220
Title Trial papers relating to Andrew Whyte, Ann Knox for the crime of incest at Gartgill, Old Monkland, Lanrakshire. Tried at High Court, Glasgow
Dates 9 Sep 1830

Related record AD14/30/220

Accused Andrew Whyte, son of William Whyte, farmer, deceased & Rebecca Cochrane, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years
Ann Knox, daughter of James Knox, tailor, Rutherglen and Rebecca Cochrane, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years

Penny-Lyn Beale on 23rd January, 2022 wrote:

1842 - New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry
Andrew White Age: 24 [1818] .  Ship; Exmouth. Ticket of Leave.
Euphemia Valence Age; 24. Ship; Grinalay ? - Arrived Free.
Granted - 29 Jan 1842. Rev A C Thompson, Melbourne

Convict Changes History

Rod Duggan on 26th September, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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