1851 Thomas (Shoemaker) and Martha are still in St Edmunds with daughter Martha. George is married and in Hampshire, (cordwainer) Richard also married and in Hampshire ( Iron Moulder) Edward married - no wife present lodging in Hampshire (Cordwainer) Looks like Caroline died in March 1842 Salisbury 8 291. I don't see David or James. 1861 Martha is widowed an almswoman. Daughter Martha now married is in the home - no husband present. Let me know if you require any of these entries. I note in 1861 Martha's POB is listed as Wimborne Dorset. Alas it has not helped me with anything earlier.
Looking about - I now see you are well aware of David, and note the Tasmanian Convict is the correct person. You are probably working backwards. Sorry I have not been much help.
George Rodwell (B:1817 Salisbury Wiltshire) married Eliza Wheatland (B:1810 Bastingstoke Hampshire) in 1837, and George resided in Hampshire at least until the 1881 census. Richard Rodwell (B:1823 Salisbury Wiltshire) married Eliza Perren, a minor (B: Upper Clatford Hampshire), and Richard appears in the 1891 census as still being in Hampshire. As you mentioned, Edward Rodwell (B:1826 Salisbury Wiltshire) was lodging in Hampshire in 1851. I have already traced him in the 1871 Census.Based on what's known at the moment :
- Thomas Rodwell (B:1778) : Last appears on 1851 Census (Salisbury Wiltshire)
- Martha Rodwell (B:1786) : Widowed in 1861 Census - an almswoman (Salisbury)
- Son George Rodwell (B:1817) married & living in Southampton Hampshire (1881 Census)
- Son David Rodwell (B:1819) transported to Tasmania 1838 (D:1888 Victoria Australia)
- Daughter Caroline (B:1821) died March 1842 (Salisbury Wiltshire)
- Son Richard Rodwell (B:1823) married & living in Andover Hampshire (1891 Census)
- Son Edward Rodwell (B:1826) Shoemaker in Winchester Hampshire (1871 Census)
- Son James Rodwell (B:1827) in Wiltshire County Prison 2 July 1844 (no further trace)
- Daughter Martha (B:1830) in the Salisbury Wiltshire home 1861 - no husband present
At this stage and for my research purposes in Wiltshire, the only person above who may have retained the RODWELL familiy name & returned to or remained in the county is the youngest son James Rodwell (B:1827).
That's if he was still alive or even in England after his Wiltshire County Prison stint. In the event that he was, it would seem probable that he would have followed his older brothers to Hampshire for employment.
Thanks again, Kris, for your assistance in narrowing down the possibilities.