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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Anderson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Coachman/groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 94
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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D Wong on 22nd February, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
ROBERT ANDERSON, Theft > theft from a specified place, 28th June 1820.
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

ROBERT ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May, at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster, one watch, value 3 l.; one seal, value 2 s., and one bed-hook, value 1 s., the goods of Thomas Draper, in his dwelling-house.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was not out of the house that day, and as to the keys I took a shed for my business, and when I cleaned it out I found them - they were not in my wife’s pocket.

GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 40.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
ANDERSON, Robert. Per “Mary”, 1822

1822 Jan 28: On list of convicts landed from the “Mary” and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.358)

1830: TOL Sydney
1833: TOL Sydney
31/12/1836: Recommended for a CP
31/12/1836: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd February, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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