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Robert Adlam, one of 170 convicts transported on the Neptune, December 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
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Deborah MacNaughton on 25th May, 2016 wrote:
Married Mary Brown, St John’s Church Parramatta, 1828. She was transported on the Princess Charlotte in 1827. They were married by Samuel Marsden.
Their daughter Eliza was born in 1830.
In June 1830 they were charged with receiving stolen goods. He was sentenced to 14 years in Norfolk Island, and she was sentenced to 14 years in Moreton Bay. It appears he received a Ticket of Leave in 1844. In 1842 Mary was in the Parramatta Female factory. She died in 1844. Eliza was sent from the Female Orphan School to live with Robert at the Australian Agricultural Company until he died 4 years later.
Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2020 wrote:
The following ten prisoners received sentence Death: ... — Robert Adlam, for breaking open the dwelling-house of John Edwards, Horningsham, and stealing a coat, of the value of 5s. ... Charles Mines and Henry Angel are left for execution ; the rest of the prisoners on whom sentence of death passed being reprieved before the Judges left the city.
Salisbury and Winchester Journal,28 July 1817
Convict Changes History
Deborah MacNaughton on 25th May, 2016 made the following changes:
source: 'The Family Historian' Journal of the Gold Coast Family History Research Group, Vol 1, No 1, December 1995.
http://www.rahs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Convict-Women-in-the-Female-Factories-of-New-South-Wales.pdf (prev. Australian Joint Cop
Maureen Withey on 14th February, 2020 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime