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Robert Alomes (c. 1770–1853)

Robert Carter, a marine sergeant, arrived at Risdon Cove, near Hobart, Tasmania, in the Calcutta on 16 February 1804. He was stationed at Norfolk Island and then moved to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) where he married Elizabeth Bellett on 21 August 1809 at St. Davids Church, Hobart. Carter received a grant of land at Pittwater, two miles from Sorell and was a prosperous colonist. He became a farmer at Pittwater owning 30 acres in 1809. Some of his children were baptised as Carter and some as Alomes, also spelt as Allomes, his mother's maternal surname. He died, as Robert Alomes, on 31 August 1853 at Clarence Plains. His age was given as 83, occupation as farmer, and cause of death as 'decay of nature'.

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'Alomes, Robert (c. 1770–1853)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Carter, Robert
  • Allomes, Robert
  • Allums, Robert
  • Alloms, Robert

c. 1770
Dublin, Ireland


31 August, 1853 (aged ~ 83)
Clarence Plains, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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