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Robert Ford

Robert Ford, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, January 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: January, 1814
Arrival date: 28th July, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 203 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 136
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th May, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Age: 20
Occupation: Groom
Ticket of Leave -
Conditional Pardon -
Absolute Pardon -

Maureen Withey on 5th April, 2021 wrote:

Robert Ford, convicted of stealing a mare, the property of Mr. James Bendall, of Bredfield ;
Bury and Norwich Post, 18 Aug 1813.

James Abbott, alias Schofield, Nathaniel Lilly, Robert Ford, and Maria Rackham, respectively received sentence of death for their offences.
Suffolk Chronicle, 21 Aug 1813.

Convicts. —Last week James Abbott, alias Schofield, Robert Ford, and Isaac Giles, were removed from the county and borough gaols, in this town, and put on board the Captivity hulk, at Portsmouth.
Suffolk Chronicle, 9 Oct 1813.


Colonial Secretary Index.

FORD, Robert. Per “Surrey”, 1814.

1814 Aug 18
On list of convicts disembarked from the “Surrey” and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.256)


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 9th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

Maureen Withey on 5th April, 2021 made the following changes:


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