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Robert Hudson

Robert Hudson, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 02 October 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Hudson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1793
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 8th June, 1837
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 2nd October, 1820
Arrival date: 12th February, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 401 (202)
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 10th January, 2017 wrote:

Prior to his conviction at York, 15th July 1820, Robert had been married.
He married Martha Loy, 19th March 1815 at St Peter’s cathedral, Sheffield, York. The couple had a daughter, Ann who was born in 1815.
In 1821, Robert was transported to New South Wales, on “The Prince Of Orange”.
His wife and child followed soon thereafter, coming free on the “Jupiter” which arrived in 1823.
They are recorded in the 1825 muster, together:
Hudson, Robert, convict, Prince of Orange, 1821, life, government servant to his wife, Sydney.
Hudson, Martha, came free, Jupiter, 1823, wife of Robert Hudson, Sydney.
Hudson, Ann, came free Jupiter, 1823, daughter of above.

Denis Pember on 10th January, 2017 wrote:

The couple then had a further 2 daughters, born in the colony, Emma 1825 and Martha 1827.
The family are recorded in the 1828 Census:
Page 200…
[Ref H2677] Hudson, Robert, government servant, Prince of Orange, 1820, Protestant, cutler, George Street Sydney. 2 cattle.
[Ref H2678] Hudson, Martha, came free, Jupiter, 1823.
[Ref H2679] Hudson, Ann, came free, Jupiter, 1823.
[Ref H2680] Hudson, Emma, 4, born in the colony.
[Ref H2681] Hudson, Martha, 2, born in the colony.

Denis Pember on 10th January, 2017 wrote:

Martha died in 1833 aged only 43 and Robert did remarry, to Jane Kirkwood and they had a further 2 children.
When Robert died in 1837, he was buried in the same grave as his first wife Martha.
Later the eldest daughter was also interred there.
...also Mrs. Ann DEVLIN wife of Captain Arthur DEVLIN.
She died 13th February 1841 after giving birth to a beautiful daughter she left a husband and 5 inft. children. aged only 26 years.
Ann Hudson had married Arthur Devlin the son of the Irish Rebel Arthur Devlin (Exiled, 1805, “Tellicherry”) and Priscilla Squire.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 10th January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th June, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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