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Details for the convict David Westwood (1846)

Convict Name:David Westwood
Trial Place:Worcester Assizes
Trial Date:16 July 1845
Sentence:15 years
Arrival Details
Arrival Year:1846
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David Westwood was bon 1823 in Harborne, England to George Westwood and Sarah Westwood (nee Rose). In 1844 he was arrested for Highway Robbery after stealing wares from a salesman on a county bridge. He was arrested with his uncle George Rose who was of the same age. In 1845 David was tried and convicted at the Worcester Assize and although it was his first conviction, was sentenced to 15 years in the new Penal Colony.
David departed England on the convict vessel Mayda on 24 August 1845 and arrived at Norfolk Island on 8 January 1846. He remained at Norfolk Island until the prison was shut down and on 18 January embarked on the vessel Pestongee Bomanjee and arrived in Van Diemen's Land on 17 February 1847.
David eventually served his time and married Rachel Henry in Hobart in March of 1862. He acquired a position in Bothwell, Tasmania as a brewer and moved there with his wife. On 29 December 1862 his son Arthur David Westwood was born in Bothwell and soon after David became quite unwell and was moved back to Hobart where he passed away on 1863 aged 49. His daughter Ellen Frances Westwood was born on 2 January 1864 in Hobart. It is believed that David Westwood was buried at Cornelian Bay Cemetery.
Submitted by Researcher (Jeffrey Westwood) on 15 March 2016

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/14, p.374

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