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Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes, one of 170 convicts transported on the Glory, May 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Barnes
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Glory
Departure date: May, 1818
Arrival date: 14th September, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 34
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

Diane Ashmore on 11th November, 2015 wrote:

Daughter Sarah Matilda Barnes born 16 Nov 1775 Bloomsbury, baptised 6 Dec 1775 Westminster London. Found guilty of stealing and sentenced to 7 years. Arrived 9 Jul 1781 Port Jackson aboard the Mary Ann. Married James Edward Bradley in 1792 and had 10 children

D Wong on 14th November, 2015 wrote:

The contribution below is incorrect – this Robert was 23 years old when convicted which makes his birth date C1795 – which is long after Sarah Barnes arrived in the colony and so he could not be her father.  This Robert should also not be confused with the Robert Barnes who arrived per ‘Mariner 1816’, he is the one that married Sophia Walker.

Old Bailey:
ROBERT BARNES, Theft > pocketpicking, 18th February 1818.

Reference Number: t18180218-38
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

ROBERT BARNES was indicted for stealing on the 12th of February , one pocket book, value 6s., one pencil-case value 1s. 6d., and one 1l. Bank note the property of John Whale , esq. , from his person .
JOHN WHALE , ESQ. I live in Curson-street, Mayfair. On the 19th of February. between one and two o’clock in the afternoon, I was in Fleet-street, going to the Temple, nearly opposite Peel’s coffee-house - I found somebody brushing my coat by my left pocket; I felt and found my handkerchief safe, but my pocket-book gone. The prisoner was brushing close to my pocket at the time - He pressed forward, there was a boy in his company. I seized the prisoner’s left hand, and said, you have my property - He said “I have not.” I kept hold of him; he opened his hand, and showed me my pocket-book, and said “Take it, don’t prosecute me, I am a poor man with a large family.”
GEORGE LAMBE. I am a merchant, and reside at Camberwell. I was returning from the Temple, the prosecuter charged the prisoner with having his property; I took the pocket-book from him, the prisoner said he was a poor man. He could not have picked it up.
THOMAS GOODNEY . I took the prisoner in charge, and found 1s. 4d. on him.

Prisoner’s Defence. I saw it drop and picked it up.
GUILTY . Aged 23.
Transported for Life.

Sept. 1823: TOL Sydney
16/10/1834: CP

No marriage or births found on the BDM for this Robert.

D Wong on 14th November, 2015 wrote:

Sorry, that should read ‘the contribution above’.
I will add a profile page for Sarah Barnes who is not listed as yet.

Convict Changes History

Diane Ashmore on 11th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1750 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 14th November, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 1750), gender: m, crime

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