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Robert Sidney Irwin

Robert Sidney Irwin, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 12 November 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Sidney Irwin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1839
Age: 22 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 10 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 12th November, 1838
Arrival date: 22nd March, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 319 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 374
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 35. 39 - 303.
Name; Robert Sidney Irwin
Age; 22 [1817]
Read & write. Presbyterian. Single
Native Place; Inverness
Trade or calling; Watchmaker
Trial where & Date; Burgulary - 18 June 1838
Sentence; 10 years
Height; 5 ft. 7 3/4 in
Eyes; Dark Brown
Hair; Black
Completion; Dark Pale, freckled and a little pock pitted
Remarks; Cast inward of right eye. RSI inside lower right arm

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th February, 2021 wrote:

1839 - New South Wales, Australia, St. John’s Parramatta, Burials,
No; 58
Name; Robert S Irwin
Abode; Long Bottom
When Died; 4 Apr 1839
When buried; 6 April 1839
Age; 22 years
Ship’s Name / Quality or profession. Prisoner of the Crown
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; John Koughton?

Convict Death Register - Per Ship; John Barry

1839 - 5 Apr. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners’ Inquests.
Found Drowned

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1839 (prev. 0000)

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