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Robert Chitty

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Chitty
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Desertion from army
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sophia
Departure date: 15th September, 1828
Arrival date: 17th January, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 186 other convicts

References

Primary source: EXECUTION.-On Tuesday morning the six bushrangers, James Everett, Robert Chitty, John Marshall, Richard Glanville, John Shea, and Edward Davies, who were convicted at the last criminal sittings of the wilful murder of John Graham, at Scone, on the 21st December last, all paid the forfeit of their lives by expiating their offences on the scaffold. An immense crowd was collected to witness the last awful scene of these men’s career, as they had been long notorious for the many burglaries which the
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Community Contributions

Keith South on 22nd February, 2015 wrote:

Age 21. No reading or writing. Single. Native of Windsor. Pit Sawyer and Soldier. Tried in Dublin and sentenced to 14 years transportation for desertion. Two prior convictions. Assigned to the department of public works on arrival.
1840, Sawyer and soldier aged 32. Joined 3 bushrangers and committed several robberies. Absconded from Matthew Chapman 30th November.
18 March 1842,  EXECUTION.-On Tuesday morning the six bushrangers, James Everett, Robert Chitty, John Marshall, Richard Glanville, John Shea, and Edward Davies, who were convicted at the last criminal sittings of the wilful murder of John Graham, at Scone, on the 21st December last, all paid the forfeit of their lives by expiating their offences on the scaffold. An immense crowd was collected to witness the last awful scene of these men’s career, as they had been long notorious for the many burglaries which they had committed in various parts of the interior, but chiefly in the Hunter’s River district. At a few minutes past nine o’clock the wretched men were conducted from their cells to the area in front of the drop, where they knelt for some time in the exercise of their devotions. Chitty, Everett, Marshall, and Glanville, were attended by the Rev. Mr. Cowper and the Rev. John Elder; Shea by the Very Rev. Air. Murphy ; and Davies, being of the Jewish persuasion, was attended by Mr. Isaacs, the Jewish Rabbi. They all appeared to be deeply impressed with a full sense of their awful situation, and paid the greatest attention to the instruction and prayers of their spiritual attendants. After about ten minutes spent in devotion they arose, and Everett in a very hurried manner ran up the steps leading to the scaffold, and was followed by Chitty, Glanville, and Marshall; they all four in a loud and clear voice sung the first verse of the hymn commencing ‘Awake my soul, and with the sun.’ Shea was the next to ascend, and Davies, who was dressed in a suit of mourning, was the last to ascend; he cast his eye with a keen penetrating glance upon the crowd assembled in the gaol yard as if to recognise any acquaintance, and then with a firm step mounted the ladder. A few minutes more were spent in devotion, and then the ropes were adjusted and the caps drawn over their faces; they still continued (particularly Everett and Glanville) in loud and apparently fervent prayer till the bolt was drawn, and they were launched into the presence of their Maker. They all died almost without a struggle. They had long been a terror to the inhabitants in the district of the Hunter, and it is to be hoped that awful example which has been made of them will deter others from the pursuing such law

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 22nd February, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868 (prev. ), firstname: Robert, surname: Chitty, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gende

Keith South on 22nd February, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, source: EXECUTION.-On Tuesday morning the six bushrangers, James Everett, Robert Chitty, John Marshall, Richard Glanville, John Shea, and Edward Davies, who were convicted at the last criminal sittings of the wilful murder of

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