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Robert Eden

Robert Eden, one of 180 convicts transported on the Almorah, April 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Eden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 1821
Age: 25 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: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Almorah
Departure date: April, 1817
Arrival date: 29th August, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 182 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 343 (173)
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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Maureen Withey on 10th February, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 February 2020), October 1816, trial of ROBERT EDEN (t18161030-80).
ROBERT EDEN, Theft > pocketpicking, 30th October 1816.

1178. ROBERT EDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of October , a handkerchief, value 2s. and various other articles of wearing apparel, value 9s. the property of Ann Bailey , from her person .

ANN BAILEY . On the 12th of October, at about nine o’clock at night, I happened to be in Holborn The prisoner at the bar came behind me and the wall, and snatched the bundle from me, and ran away. The young man who was with me ran after him, and he and the bundle were secured.

JAMES WING . I was in company with the last witness. I ran after the prisoner, and caught hold of him, and he dropped the bundle.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

POLICE OFFICE, March 22d, 1819.
THE Under-mentioned Convicts, having, on the Night of the 27th of February last, piratically cut-out and carried off the Schooner Young Lachlan from this Port, their Names and Descriptions are now published for general Information.

Robert Edon, 5f. 6ΒΌ ins high, fair complexion, flaxen hair, grey eyes, aged 24, is a seaman, was tried at London in Oct. 1816, and was sent to Sydney for life in the Almorah, & to this Settlement in the Pilot ; is a native of Sunderland.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania.
Ship; Almorah
No; 15
Name; Robert Eden
Age on Arrival; 21
Trade; Seaman
Native; Place; London
Remarks; Run in the Schooner Young Lachlan. Feb 28. 1820. Taken at Batavia. Died on board the Auspicious on its way to Calcutta

1818 - 26 Jan. Secreting himself on board the ship Pilot with the intent to escape the colony. Sentence; 4 months Goal Gang

1818 - 7 Jul. Offence; Drunk & disorderly and out after hours. Sentence; 7 days in the Goal Gang

1818 - 29 Sep. Offence; Neglect of Duty. Offence; To labour same hours as the Goal Gang - one week

1818 - 19 Feb. Out after hours. To labour same hours as the Goal Gang. 14 days

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 14th May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1821 (prev. 0000)

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