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Robert Anderson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Anderson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 67 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Donegal, Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Boddingtons
Departure date: 15th February, 1793
Arrival date: 7th August, 1793
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 46 other convicts

References

Primary source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts.
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Dennis Nightingale on 5th May, 2015 wrote:

Born - Donegal County Ireland. Died 1839 Liverpool NSW.

Denis Pember on 25th February, 2016 wrote:

Robert was tried in 1791 at Donegal and sentenced to life for the crime of highway robbery. This capital punishment was commuted to a term of transportation for Life. He was described as a soldier born 1772. He was transported aboard the ship ‘Boddingtons’ which arrived in the colony 7 Aug 1793.

Denis Pember on 25th February, 2016 wrote:

Robert served in the 73rd company and the Royal veterans after he obtained a TL….
Rank attained : Private
Date of Enlistment : 04 Sep 1797
Where Enlisted : Sydney
Transfered : 73rd Regiment of Foot in 25 March 1810 Sydney
Transfered : Invalid Company, later Royal Veteran Company ‘Captain Brabyn’s or Invalid Company’ on 25 Oct 1813
Date of Discharge : 24 Sep 1823
Where Discharged : Probably Parramatta, which was the Company Headquarters.

Denis Pember on 25th February, 2016 wrote:

n the colony, Robert married Mary Franklin (Convict, Earl Cornwallis, 1800), March 19th 1810 at St Philips, Sydney.

Mary and Robert had 8 children between 1807 and 1819.

Denis Pember on 25th February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 33…
# [Ref A0368] Anderson, Robert, 57, came free, Boddingtons, 1793, Protestant, farmer, Grove Farm Sydney.
[Ref A0369] Anderson, Mary, 40, free by servitude, Earl Cornwallis, 1800, Protestant.
[Ref A0370] Anderson, Robert (Jun), 14, born in the colony.
[Ref A0371] Anderson, Mary Ann, 13, born in the colony.
[Ref A0372] Anderson, Maria, 11, born in the colony.
[Ref A0373] Anderson, George, 10, born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 5th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: NSW Gov Records. Irish Convicts. (prev. ), firstname: Robert, surname: Anderson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1772, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Dennis Nightingale on 5th May, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, date of death: 1839 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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