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Robert Harvey

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Harvey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: Constable
Date of Death: 1864
Age: 75 years

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: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Queens County Ireland
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 29th October, 1824
Arrival date: 22nd February, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 116 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Maureen Withey on 17th August, 2019 wrote:

MARYBOROUGH ASSIZES, MARCH 25. John Kingsmill, Robert Harvey, Robert Bolton, George Walpole, James Hinks, and John Owen, policemen, were indicted for the wilful murder of Richard McDaniel, the l2th of August last, inflicting several bayonet wounds on his person.  W. Boxwell, Esq. M. D. proved he had attended the deceased before his death, and that he had examined his body, upon which he discovered fourteen wounds- one of which was inflicted by a triangular weapon above the navel, and on in the left eye, which had penetrated its orbit, and entered the brain, and which the doctor believed have been the cause of McDaniel’s death. Bridget McDaniel, sister of the deceased, proved that she was in company with her brother, in the house of James Fitzpatrick, of Bullinakill, on the 12th of August last. About the hour of ten o’clock at night the police entered the room where her brother was sitting, and desired him to pay his reckoning and quit the house, which he said he would do as soon as the company the inner room would come out. The policemen said the deceased should not wait for any person, and some of them seized him the breast, upon which deceased desired them not to drag him. One of the police men then struck him with a gun; a number of policemen then immediately rushed into the room from below stairs, and every one then struck her brother with one weapon or another. She saw one of them draw his bayonet and thrust it into the body of the deceased. The defence urged on behalf of the prisoners was, that the Magistrates had caused general instructions to be issued to the police, to clear all public houses of their visitors, at ten o’clock at night, and that, acting in pursuance of these instructions, they had entered Fitzpatrick’s house on the night the deceased lost his life that he had refused to obey the orders of the police on that night, and that in consequence, an altercation and struggle ensued between them and some country men, who were in the house, took part with the deceased which caused a general fight between them and the police, and that in the quarrel the deceased lost his life. The jury acquitted the prisoners murder, and found them guilty of manslaughter. Sentence - Kingsmill, Harvey and Bolton, to be transported for life; Walpole and Hinks to be transported for fourteen years; Owens to be transported for seven years.
Drogheda Journal, 31 Mar 1824.

THE Right Honorable the SECRETARY of STATE for the Colonies has signified to His EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR, in his Despatch, No. 21 dated 27th April, 1828, His MAJESTY’S gracious Approbation and Allowance of the CONDITIONAL PARDONS, respectively dated 26th October,  1827, and granted to the undermentioned Individuals, who arrived by the Ship Asia (4), viz:
By Command of His Excellency the Governor, ALEXANDER McLEAY.
Sydney Gazette, 19 Sept 1828
Robert Harvey and John Owen were both in Moreton Bay penal settlement.

The details on the record there are very brief, compared with those of other convicts.

Robert Harvey Asia, Volunter 4 April 1825. To Sydney 28 Jan 1828.
Description: native place, Queens County, age 35, height 5ft 7½. Fair complexion, fair hair, grey eyes.

Maureen Withey on 25th August, 2019 wrote:

Robert Harvey and John Owens both were employed as overseers at Moreton Bay. The letters to and from the Colonial Secretary include the following details:

Letter dated 14/3/1826 mentions overseers Harvey & Owens sent by Sir Thomas Brisband on 27 March 1825 & salary.

Document listing prisoners, dated 25/12/1825 John Owen- overseer- attending the Lumber Yard.
Robert Harvey- overseer- attending various gangs.

9 Aug 1827, Petition to the Governor, of Robert Harvey per Asia 3,, principal overseer to return to Sydney with wife and family

.(4/1917.1) A memo: The auditor to prepare warrant for British money – to Logan to pay salary of overseers Harvey and Owens - amounts.

Letter dated 20 Feb 1828 re Harvey & employment.

Letter dated 28 Jan 1828, To Colonial Secretary, recommending late principal overseer Robert Harvey.

Jan and Feb 1828- several letters of recommendation and testimonials for Robert Harvey.

The Sydney Gazette, 24 March 1828 reports:
20th MARCH, 1828.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony ; viz ..
At Cutters’ Barracks.-James Hinks, per ship Asia, and Robert Harvey, by the same vessel, to be Constable.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 1st June, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. ), firstname: Robert, surname: Harvey, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1789, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 30th October, 2015 made the following changes:


Lindy Froud on 13th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1864 (prev. 0000)

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