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Robert Horne

Robert Horne, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Horne
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 15th November, 1885
Age: 62 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: Burglary
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Emily
Departure date: 25th June, 1842
Arrival date: 24th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 131 (37)
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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Ken F Stewart on 18th October, 2013 wrote:

Arrested for burglary June 1849 in Adelaide
(Ref: TROVE: The South Australian, Tuesday 12 Jun 1849 – Page 4 - CRIMINAL CALENDAR) His later naming by accomplices in their trials confirms he was the Tasmanian Convict.

D Wong on 18th October, 2013 wrote:

The previous contribution seems to refer to Robert Horn who was transported on the Strathfieldsay in 1831.  The newspaper article refers to him being convicted in Scotland at the age of 16 and Robert Horn was sentenced in Edinburgh for 14 years for Housebreaking, so I think that was him.

This Robert Horne was transported for stealing boxes and money from a boarding house, along with John Williams on board for same, he was 18 on arrival.

Robert was 5’8” tall, could read and write, was single, protestant, fresh complexion, brown hair and eyes.

Father: William
Mother: Elizabeth
Brothers: William and John (who was also transported separately).
Sisters: Elizabeth and Mary.

Probation of 4 years at Maria Island.
29/6/1850: TOL

October 1850: married Mary Doyle (Sea Queen) he was living in Bothwell and Mary was in Hobart.

14/6/1856: CP

Found no other records of children or death dates.

Di Stubbs on 11th February, 2014 wrote:

Robert was a Dragee Maker or Confectioner.  This is detailed in the Tasmanian Convict Records.  There is no facility on this site to give his correct occupation.  Upon his marriage to Jane Jones (nee Head)on 14/2/1858 in St James’ Church Sydney, he gave his father’s occupation as Confectioner.  That Certificate gives his father as Robert Horne not John as in the Convict Records.  His Death Informant, his son-in-law, said he was married previously in England.  It seems he knew part of the story but not all.  Did Robert and Mary Doyle have children?

Di Stubbs on 12th February, 2014 wrote:

Sorry his death certificate did not state an earlier marriage.  Robert Horne had been 30 years in NSW at the time of his death.  He left Launceston Tasmania on the Clarence on 3 Aug 1853 bound for Melbourne.  His brother Gerry Owen, alias William George Horne, lived in the Kerrie area of Victoria until his death, according to Ancestry Family Trees.  Robert married in Sydney in 1858 but it is not known when he arrived in Sydney at this stage.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1823, gender, occupation, crime

Di Stubbs on 11th February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 15th November, 1885 (prev. 0000)

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