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Robert Barton

Robert Barton, one of 148 convicts transported on the England, 28 April 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Barton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Printer
Date of Death: 21st November, 1863
Age: 54 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 Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: England
Departure date: 28th April, 1826
Arrival date: 18th September, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 147 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 22 NSW Death Certificate for Robert Barton 2892/1863
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

Karen Richardson on 1st June, 2016 wrote:

Robert Barton married (convict) Jemima Chapman 11/07/1843, Abercrombie District, Bathurst. Jemima Chapman Barton died 13/12/1845 at Fish River aged 32 years.
Robert Barton married Sarah Lofty in Kelso in 1848.
Robert Barton died at Fish River 21/11/1863 aged 52 years.Buried 23/11/1863 at Howell Plains. Listed occupation,Farmer, on Death Certificate. Informant son George Barton from George Street, Bathurst.

D Wong on 1st April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey:
ROBERT BARTON.
Theft: pocketpicking.
6th April 1826
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation
ROBERT BARTON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March, 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Felix, from his person.

WILLIAM FELIX. I am a patten-maker, and live in Golden-lane. I was near Gray’s Inn-lane, in Holborn , on the 14th of March, just after twelve o’clock at night. I had had a handkerchief in my left-hand coat pocket - I was going to make use of it, and missed it; I looked about, and saw the prisoner with it in his right-hand - I collared him, and he dropped it; I picked it up, and gave him in charge to the watchman - he said he did it to procure him a night’s lodging.(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS MAGRATH. I am a constable, and took him in charge.

GUILTY. Aged 16.
Transported for Life.

Listed Birth Dates: 1809, 1810, 1811, 1813.

Sarah then married Thomas Herring (Fairlie 1834) and had 3 more children.
Hannah Herring - b.13 Feb 1867
Thomas Herring - b.1869
Henry James Herring - b.20 Jan 1872

Convict Changes History

Karen Richardson on 1st June, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 22 NSW Death Certificate for Robert Barton 2892/1863 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Nu

D Wong on 1st April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000)

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