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Robert Wrigley

Robert Wrigley, one of 350 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 25 June 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Wrigley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 19th May, 1816
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 2nd January, 1883
Age: 66 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 25th June, 1838
Arrival date: 26th October, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 349 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 288
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

Anonymous on 22nd August, 2012 wrote:

he stole a bag of salt

Trudy Johnson (Wrigley) on 26th April, 2013 wrote:

Left wife Sarah and 2 children in Rochdale north of Manchester.  Had 10 children to Ellen Grey and lived in the Central Tasmanian Highlands working as farm labourer

Convict Changes History

Trudy Johnson (Wrigley) on 26th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 2nd January, 1883, gender, occupation, crime

Jenny Haynes on 18th May, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 19th May, 1816 (prev. 0000)

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