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Robert Archman

Robert Archman, one of 299 convicts transported on the Marion, 27 September 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Archman
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th November, 1829
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th March, 1905
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Scotland. Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 27th September, 1847
Arrival date: 9th January, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 227 (115)
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

carole o'meara on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

Married Janet McSwain in 1854.  They had 11 children.  Robert and Janet are buried in the Ballengeich cemetery (Western Victoria).

D Wong on 15th September, 2013 wrote:

Robert was 13 years old when convicted and 16.5 on arrival.  He was one of the Parkhurst Boys.  He arrived as an Exile.

The Marion went to VDL first and then to Port Phillip (Williamstown) where she discharged 126 Parkhurst boys.  She had 292 male convicts on the ship.

Convict Changes History

carole o'meara on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 29th November, 1829, date of death 20th March, 1905

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

gender, crime

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