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Robert Gilchrist

Robert Gilchrist, one of 260 convicts transported on the Henry Porcher, 29 August 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Gilchrist
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Porcher
Departure date: 29th August, 1834
Arrival date: 1st January, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 260 other convicts


Primary source: National Archives of Scotland:(JC26/1834/232) .Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 431 (217)
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

grace o malley on 13th January, 2013 wrote:

WEAVER,aged 18 yrs ,previous convictions for theft. “Pannel cannot write”.
Convicted along with Charles McGarvie of housebreaking and reset.
victim: Mary Rankin

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 20th June, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

grace o malley on 13th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1816, occupation, crime

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