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Robert Gregson

Robert Gregson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 14 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Gregson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 14th November, 1828
Arrival date: 6th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 528
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

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 wrote:

1828, 22 March: Robert Gregson was tried at the Lent Assizes at York, convicted and sentenced to death along with his brothers William and John Gregson for [highway] robbery. All three had their sentences commuted to transportation for life (see England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892).

1828, 24 May: Robert was admitted to the Leviathan hulk at Portsmouth and was sent from there, on 10 November, for transportation to NSW on the Lord Melville. John (23) and William Gregson (21) were admitted to the Retribution hulk at Woolwich on 1 June, and were sent from there on 10 July for transportation (see UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849).

1829: On arrival in NSW, Robert Gregson was listed as 22 years old, single, and from Upholland near Wigan. He was a slater and was sent to work for the Department of Public Works in NSW.

1842: He was granted a Ticket of Leave (see NSW Convict Indents, 1788-1842; Bound Indentures 1829).

1848: Robert Gregson, 41 (born 1807), labourer, received a Conditional Pardon No.48/1354 (see NSW Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:


Dianne Jones on 28th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), crime

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