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Robert Blakey

Robert Blakey, one of 294 convicts transported on the Equestrian, 27 August 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Blakey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1884
Age: 65 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York, Boro of Leeds Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Equestrian
Departure date: 27th August, 1852
Arrival date: 16th December, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 519 (262)
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

Leonie Dolley on 10th April, 2013 wrote:

Samuel died in the Hobart Hospital.

D Wong on 7th January, 2017 wrote:

Robert Blakey was transported for ‘Stealing a hat’.

Robert was 5’ 8 1/2” tall, florrid complexion, dark brown hair, reddish whiskers, blue eyes, NP:Leeds, nose has been broken, scar over right eyebrow.

Brothers: Thomas, William James,
Sisters: Emma, Mary, at native place.

13/10/1853: TOL
14/2/54: TOL revoked.
August 1857: CP

In later life Robert became somewhat of a vagrant with many court appearances for minor crimes.  In 1861 he was at Port Arthur.

8/1/1884: Robert died in gaol in Hobart of ‘Apoplexy’.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 10th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1884, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 7th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000)

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