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Robert Ford

Robert Ford, one of 180 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 15 April 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Ford
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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: -
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Norfolk
Departure date: 15th April, 1825
Arrival date: 18th August, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 260
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 15th July, 2019 wrote:

Prison hulk record, HO 9-8-5 p.26
Received from Fisherton, 7 Oct 1824.
Robert Ford, age 21, convicted of burglary, at New Sarum, 7 Aug 1824, sentenced to Life. Left hulk for NSW 4 Apr 1825.

Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2019 wrote:

Moreton Bay Register of Convicts.
Robert Ford, Ship Norfolk, Wilts Ass, 7 Aug 1824, Life, a reaper. Colonial sentence at Sydney, 28 Feb 1827, for Receiving stolen property, sentence, 14 years. Note – run, 21 Nov 1827.

Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2019 wrote:

Tuesday 27th.
John Langridge, John Davis, William Bryan, Patrick Fox, Daniel Ryan, Robert Ford, were indicted for stealing 23 sheep, the property of A. K. McKenzie, Esq. at Bathurst, on the 12th of December last. Davis, Not Guilty. The other prisoners Guilty.
Sydney Gazette, 1 Mar 1827

John Langridge, and John Davis, convicted of stealing sheep, the property of A. K. Mackenzie, Esq. at Bathurst, Judgment of death recorded; and Robert Ford, for receiving part of the property, to be transported for 14 years.
Sydney Gazette, 15 Mar 1827

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th July, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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