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Robert Cranston

Robert Cranston, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Cranston
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1842
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 26th September, 1914
Age: 72 years

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 Life

Crime: Irish rebel
Convicted at: Dublin General Court Martial
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 264
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

scott young on 14th May, 2016 wrote:

The Great Australian Escape https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa_rescue
Well documented ,published and promoted escape of the Militant Fenian band of convicts from Perth

Convict Changes History

scott young on 14th May, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

Lachlan on 8th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1842 (prev. 0000), date of death: 26th September, 1914 (prev. 0000)

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