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Robert Fishburn

Robert Fishburn, one of 290 convicts transported on the Earl Grey, 27 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Fishburn
Aliases: Fishburne
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 11th July, 1839
Age: 49 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: York. West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th July, 1838
Arrival date: 21st November, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 319 (161)
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

D Wong on 16th June, 2018 wrote:

7/4/1838 Yorkshire Gazette Yorkshire, England:
ROBERT FISHBURN. (48) late Darlington, was charged with having feloniously stolen a quantity of hay, the property of Robert Robson, of Newton Morrell.

11/7/1839: Convict Deth Register - Robert ‘Fishburne’ died at the Liverpool Hospital.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th June, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Fishburne, date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th July, 1839 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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