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Robert Abbott

Robert Abbott, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Abbott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 28th October, 1841
Age: 31 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 526
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 15th February, 2019 wrote:

4/4/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
Robert Abbott and Samuel Rose, for breaking into the dwelling-house of Mr. E. Rodwell, of Wetheringsett, and stealing 9l. 10s 6d., two watches, &c.

Samuel Rose was also on board.

Robert Abbott was 18 years old on arrival. (Hand written Indent on Ancestry.com states 18 years old but also has him as 28 years old on typed record).

Native Place: Suffolk.

Robert was illiterate, single, 5’5” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, two scars under left eye.

Assigned to J.B. Bellington, Sydney.

28/10/1841: Robert Abbott - Listed as Abbot died, District/Parish: Oatlands, Parramatta Island. Assigned to B Bettes.
Died at the Parramatta hospital.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials
No; 536
Name;  Robert Abbot
Abode;  Parramatta General Hospital
Date of death; 1841, 28 Oct
Date of burial; 1841, 29 Oct
Age; 29
Details; Per ship; Lord Melville

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th October, 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 1800)

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