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Robert Bogg

Robert Bogg, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Bogg
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Boot maker
Date of Death: 9th May, 1829
Age: 60 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 14 years

Crime: Forgery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 121 (62)
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

Noel McParland on 31st January, 2013 wrote:

Printed in the Sydney Gazette in 3 consecutive copies.Robert Bogg. Description: 5ft 8ins.tall Complexion Ruddy. Hair Dark Brown to Grey and nearly bald. Eyes Hazel.
Had a conditional pardon No 92. Date 23rd June 1825.
Certificate of Freedom. No 28/103. Date 8th February, 1828.Owned boot makers shop Pitt st Sydney which was sold 1827. He was buried in the church of England section of the old Devonshire Street Burial Ground or Sandhills Cemetery. (Now Sydney’s Central Railway Station). His headstone was restored by Lorna Parr (who wrote the Bogg family history) and placed in the Pioneer Park, Botany Pioneer Cemetery

Beth Kebblewhite on 13th May, 2013 wrote:

Death on headstone reads “30 April”. Church record does not state date of death but says date of burial was “11 May”. My belief is that Robert Bogg died “about” 9 May.
11 May 1829 -

The burial service was held for 65 year-old Robert BOGG, of Sydney, Boot & Shoemaker, at St Phillips C of E, Sydney.

(Source: NSW BDM Parish Registers - V1829-1092-13)

Denis Pember on 27th December, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey Trials (2)
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) t18130407-60
ROBERT BOGG was indicted for feloniously forging, on the 16th of February , a bank note for the payment of 5 l. with intention to defraud the Governour and Company of the Bank of England .
Mr. Knapp, counsel for the prosecution, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoner, of this charge, was
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.
(http://www.oldbaileyonline.org) t18130407-59
ROBERT BOGG was indicted, for that he, on the 16th of February , had in his custody and possession, divers forged; bank notes, he knowing them to be forged .
To this indictment the prisoner pleaded
Transported for Fourteen Years .
First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Denis Pember on 27th December, 2016 wrote:

Robert’s wife, Mary Ann followed him on “Broxbornebury”, arriving 27th July 1814 with six children.  Mary Ann must have died around 1815-1820 and subsequently, Robert married Mary Ann Cowell (Convict, 1823, “Mary”). They married in 1826 at Sydney.

Beth Kebblewhite on 29th July, 2019 wrote:

Please email Beth Taylor hookey5609@yahoo.com.au for further information

Convict Changes History

Noel McParland on 31st January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1769, date of death 30th March, 1829, gender, occupation, crime

Beth Kebblewhite on 29th July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 9th May, 1829 (prev. 30th March, 1829)

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