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Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey, one of 170 convicts transported on the Malabar, 14 June 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Harvey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 30th July, 1876
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Suffolk Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 14th June, 1819
Arrival date: 30th October, 1819
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 184
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

Denis Pember on 17th January, 2016 wrote:

Robert was tried at Suffolk Assizes, 6 March 1819 and sentenced to transportation for life. He was transported on the “Malabar”.
Amazingly, his brother Henry had been tried at the Old Bailey 2 December 1818 and was sentenced to transportation for 7 years. He also was transported on the “Malabar”.

Denis Pember on 17th January, 2016 wrote:

I can locate no relationship or marriages for Robert.
He does get mentioned in the 1828 Census.
[Ref H0620] Harvey, Robert, Malabar, 3 years? living at Port Macquarie.
He did not fill in a complete entry and also made the sentence into a very short one where it was really a life sentence.

When Robert died, there is a verification of his relationship with Henry.
Sydney Morning Herald Thu 3 Aug 1876 p. 1
‘July 30, at his residence, Woodhouselie, near Goulburn, Mr. Robert Harvey, brother of the late Mr. Henry Harvey, of Parramatta.’

Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2020 wrote:

Yesterday se’nnight the following convicts were removed from Ipswich County Gaol to the hulks at Portsmouth : — William Neeve, Charles Rayner, John Sterry Baker, George Smith, Thomas Death, and Robert Harvey, to be transported for life; and Hubert Marjoram, John Bates. Frederick Rivett, and Henry Rice, to be transported for seven years.
Bury and Norwich Post, 21 April 1819.

Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2020 wrote:

Thomas Death and Robert Harvey, for stealing four wether sheep, the property of John Edwards, of Bramford ;
Bury and Norwich Post, 7 April 1819.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 16th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th July, 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: m

Maureen Withey on 14th March, 2020 made the following changes:


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