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Robert Clayton

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Clayton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Baker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duke of Portland
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 27th July, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 201 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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales Certificate of Freedom. [NRS 12208] Register of Certificate of Freedoms
No; 2/1259 - October 1813
Name; Robert Clayton
When and where tried;  Middlesex G.D. 16 May 1804
Sentence; 7 years
Ship and arrival year; Duke Portland - 1807
When time expired. 16 May 1811
Date of Certificate; 28 Oct 1813
Description and Remarks;
Native County; London
Trade; Pastry Cook
Age; 30 years
Height; 5 ft. nearly ?
Complexion; Sallow
Hair; Light Brown
Eyes; Hazel ; Blind of the left

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online May 1804, trial of ROBERT CLAYTON (t18040516-1).
Born; 1781
Imprisoned; 1804 - Age 23
Tried; 16 May 1804 - Age 23
ROBERT CLAYTON, Theft > grand larceny, 16th May 1804.
311. ROBERT CLAYTON was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 9th of May, six silver spoons, value 6 l. the property of Charles Incledon .
Prisoner’s defense. I beg for mercy of the Court.
GUILTY, aged 23.
Of stealing to the value of 39 s.
Transported for seven years .
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 1783), crime

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