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Kezia Brown

Kezia Brown, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Kezia Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1771
Occupation: Gardener
Date of Death: 22nd June, 1854
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of garments off her master
Convicted at: Gloucester City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1072 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 34
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

Rewa Gemmell on 25th October, 2013 wrote:

Married William Roberts 14/08/1793. They had 10 children. William [1791] Mary HOLLAND [1793] Sarah SILK [1795] James [1798] John [[1801] Robert [1803] Maria FORRESTER [1805] Harriet YOUNG [1807] Ann PRIMROSE [1809] Edward [1813].

Denis Pember on 19th January, 2016 wrote:

In the 1828 census we find Kezia, a widow, living on the farm at Cornwallis with her son Edward.
Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref R0995] Roberts. Kezia, 58, FS, Neptune, 1790, Householder.
[Ref R0996] Roberts Edward, 16, BC, Cornwallis.
150 acres, 100 cleared 50 cultivated, with 50 cattle.

The entry on page 309/310 of Mollie Gillen’s book: ‘The Founders of Australia’ is well worth reading, about this family.

Convict Changes History

Rewa Gemmell on 25th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1771, date of death 22nd June, 1854, gender, occupation, crime

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