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Robert Betts

Robert Betts, one of 210 convicts transported on the Lady East, 04 November 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Betts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 11th October, 1803
Occupation: Bricklayer
Date of Death: 12th August, 1888
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Norfolk, Norwich City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady East
Departure date: 4th November, 1824
Arrival date: 9th April, 1825
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 211 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 215 (109)
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

Kerry Crozier on 30th September, 2015 wrote:

A bricklayer’s boy Robert was convicted of stealing a ‘flute and a pair of breeches’.
Ticket of leave received 7th May 1831.
Married Edith Thurrowgood (daughter of Joseph, also a convict), on 28th November 1836. Conditional Pardon received on 17th July 1845. Sailed to Victoria 1846 - 1847, probably landing at Indented Head and from there to Geelong where he and his family lived. Robert and Edith are buried in Geelong.

Convict Changes History

Kerry Crozier on 30th September, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 11th October, 1803 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th August, 1888 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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