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Robert Bradbury

Robert Bradbury, one of 190 convicts transported on the Southworth, 21 September 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Bradbury
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: York. West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 21st September, 1833
Arrival date: 14th January, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 230
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

D Wong on 24th July, 2017 wrote:

Robert Bradbury was listed as 23 years old on arrival in VDL.  He was transported for Housebreaking and stealing 11 sovereigns and wearing apparel from an old man as he slept.

Goal Report: Bad, supported himself by theft sometimes.
Surgeons Report: Good and industrious.

Robert was 5’6” tall, black hair, brown eyes, dark complexion, single, Woman Anchor on rt arm M.B. W B. {E}. B. M.O. heart darts on left arm.

Conduct Report:
10/2/1835: Public Works: Having a pig in is possession and not being able to accout for the same - Treadwheel 10 days.

7/7/1836: Public works - Drunk and losing a coat and 2 check shirts, the property of Mr Seymour under whose orders he was - Treadwheel for 10 days.

29/10/1836: Absent from Muster - Treadwheel 10 days.

6/11/1838: He had a TOL - Drunkeness - fines 5/-.

24/6/1839: TOL/was a constable: Absent from his post and neglect of duty - 4 days hard labour on the treadwheel.

5/6/1839: TOL/Constable: Gross misconduct - cells on bread and water 10 days.

1840: Free Certificate.

15/7/1856: Permission to marry Bridget Kenny (Duke of Cornwall).
Bridget also had permissions to marry 9/7/1854 to John Stephens (Fairlie) and 8/4/1856 to William Foster free.
No registrations of a marriage found for any of these.
No other marriages found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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