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Robert Eccles

Robert Eccles, one of 222 convicts transported on the Katherine Stewart Forbes, 21 February 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Eccles
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 20th June, 1895
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Katherine Stewart Forbes
Departure date: 21st February, 1832
Arrival date: 16th July, 1832
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 269 (135)
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

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1831, 8 August: Convicted for house robbery (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892).

1831, 8 September: Admitted to the Justitia prison hulk, listed as 18 (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

1832: On arrival in VDL, he was listed as 20, single, a butcher and stockkeeper (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-11$init=CON31-1-11p132).

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1843: He was sent to Port Arthur after “violently assaulting John Harris” - to serve 12 months in chains (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON32-1-4$init=CON32-1-4p155).

1844, 1 January: He received a Ticket of Leave.

1846, 24 March: Recommended for a Conditional Pardon (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON31-1-11$init=CON31-1-11p132).

1847, 18 September: CP approved (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON34-1-3$init=CON34-1-3P449).

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1895, 20 June: John Eccles, a butcher aged 88, died at the New Town Convict Institution from senility (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-15p25j2k)

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 wrote:

1895, 21 June: Robert Eccles, 88, a pauper, per KS Forbes, was buried in a public grave at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery. His last known residence was the New Town Charitable Institution, New Town (see https://stors.tas.gov.au/AF70-1-21$init=AF70-1-21p186jpg).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000)

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Dianne Jones on 9th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th June, 1895 (prev. 0000)

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