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Robert Woolford

Robert Woolford, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Woolford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Wilts Assizes at New Sarum
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 515 (260)
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 30th April, 2019 wrote:

10/3/1849 London Evening Standard London, England:

John May and Robert Woolford were indicted for breaking into the counting-house of the Great Western Railway Company at Swindon, and stealing therefrom a box containing a quantity of silver articles, the property of William Martley.
The Jury found the prisoners Guilty of the burglary, and they were sentenced to be transported for ten years.

No ship found for John May.

Robert was 32 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Swindon.

Robert was 5’6” tall, dark complexion, black hair, dark brown whiskers, grey eyes, blue dots back of left hand, literate.

18/10/1853: TOL

30/10/1854: Permission to marry Ann Docherty (Stately).

8/1/1855: Married Ann Doherty, aged 26, farm servant with a TOL, Robert was 35,
a farm servant.
25/2/1855: Emily Jane
25/2/1855: Mary Cawson
9/12/1857: Elizabeth Jane

22/7/1856: CP
25/7/1860: Free Certificate, Evandale.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 30th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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