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Robert Barton

Robert Barton, one of 160 convicts transported on the Claudine, 20 May 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Barton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1774
Occupation: Frs labourer & ploughman
Date of Death: 11th April, 1822
Age: 48 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing chickens
Convicted at: Nottingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Claudine
Departure date: 20th May, 1821
Arrival date: 15th December, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 88
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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greg petersen on 6th January, 2017 wrote:

on hulk Justitia (formerly Dutch ship Zeeland)at Woolwich, transferred to Claudine & transported to van Diemen’s Land.

greg petersen on 8th January, 2017 wrote:

transferred form hulk Justitia at Woolwich to Claudine for transportation to VDL
ship surgeon Henry Ryan’s diary entry:
5 September 1821:
The lower deck fumigated and fires kept lighted during the day. The irons were taken off James Murray; Thomas Bolton; and Robert Barton on account of their advanced age.
17 September 1821:
The prisoners who were previously released from irons, were ironed again, in consequence of the ship going into port at 1pm. Robert Barton; Edward Coventry; Thomas Lee; John Eynon and Robert Watts were double ironed for being irregular and not answering to their muster.
23 September 1821:
Robert Barton was handcuffed and double ironed for going on the prison deck contrary to orders. No sick on board.
23 October 1821:
James Casey, John Eynon, John Baker, Joseph Street, Robert Barton, John Lewerty and John Astell releases from their irons. From 6-8pm the prisoners on deck dancing.

greg petersen on 21st July, 2017 wrote:

Convicted & transported for 7 years for stealing fowls
M & F at N P South Collingwood
Gaol report: Third conviction
Hulk Report: Orderly
13th April 1822 Robert Barton burial recorded in Hobart

greg petersen on 21st July, 2017 wrote:

In contradiction to his death certificate one year later listing his age as 48 years, Robert Barton was recorded as 39 years old when convicted 23rd Oct 1820 & transported.
His description is listed as:
Height: 5’ 11”, Hair: Dark Brown, Eyes: Grey
Native place: South Collingwood, Nottinghamshire
Remarks: Scar on his belly

Convict Changes History

greg petersen on 6th January, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

greg petersen on 21st July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1774 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th April, 1822 (prev. 0000)

greg petersen on 21st July, 2017 made the following changes:


greg petersen on 21st July, 2017 made the following changes:


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