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Robert Allen

Robert Allen, one of 270 convicts transported on the Bengal Merchant, 24 March 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Bengal Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1838
Arrival date: 21st July, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 215 (109)
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 May, 2013 wrote:

Robert Allen was 23 years old when transported (along with Thomas Melloy (Coromandel to VDL) for stealing 2 rings, value £10, from Charles Gibson’s Jewellery shop.

18/5/1844: TOL Wollombi

1/3/1848: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 15th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1815, gender, crime

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