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Robert Fisher

Robert Fisher, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 22 November 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Fisher
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 30th January, 1846
Age: 26 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 22nd November, 1843
Arrival date: 3rd April, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 501 (232)
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

Leonie Dolley on 25th June, 2013 wrote:

Robert died on Maria Island 30\1\1844.

Maureen Withey on 24th May, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON33-1-53$init=CON33-1-53p111
12407. Robert Fisher. Native of Suffolk, farm labourer. Age 24. Protestant, can read and write. Tried at Ipswich Assizes, 5 Aug 1843, sentence 15 years. Transported for Burglary. Gaol report – Bad character. Single. Hulk report – Good. Stated this offence – Burglary, stealing watch and money. Tried with Henry Horrox, at the Millbank.
He had a 24 month period of probation at Maria island.
Died at Long Point, Maria Island, 30 January 1846.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 25th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1820, date of death 1844, gender, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 24th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 30th January, 1846 (prev. 1844)

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