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Robert Cable

Robert Cable, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Cable
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1820
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 194 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 392
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

Susan Williams on 7th June, 2017 wrote:

Robert Cable and Mary Seago were indicted for feloniously receiving on 12th July 1805. Robert receiving a sentence of transportation for 14 years, Mary not guilty.
Robert and Mary married at St Sepulchre before he left for Australia, Mary following him.
Robert became the publican of the Lord Nelson at Parramatta, dying in 1820. Mary then married Robert Armstrong, Superintendent of Convicts at Parramatta. Robert Armstrong then taking over the pub before his untimely death.
Mary Seago’s niece, Caroline Seago/Storey was also transported to Tasmania some years later.
Robert Cable, Mary Seago/Armstrong and Robert Armstrong are buried at the historic St Johns Cemetery Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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