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Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander, one of 260 convicts transported on the John, 27 September 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Alexander
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Publican
Date of Death: 1855
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Bristol Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 27th September, 1836
Arrival date: 7th February, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 259 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 377 (191)
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

Lesley Milne on 19th April, 2016 wrote:

Robert was born in Luckington, Wiltshire in 1782, in 1808 he married Martha Strong in Bath, he had 3 children with Martha and an illegitimate son called Joseph with Elizabeth Jane Smith in Luckington in 1805. While in Australia his wife, mother and father all died.

Lesley Milne on 30th September, 2018 wrote:

Robert went home to England after 7 years and opened a beerhouse in New Swindon, Wiltshire with his daughter and son in law. He left a will and died in 1855

Convict Changes History

Lesley Milne on 19th April, 2016 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Lesley Milne on 11th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Lesley Milne on 30th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 1782), date of death: 1855 (prev. 0000)

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