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Robert Jelf

Robert Jelf, one of 176 convicts transported on the Manlius, 11 April 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Jelf
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Clerk
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 40 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 14 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Manlius
Departure date: 11th April, 1827
Arrival date: 11th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 155 (79)
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 28th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Ship; Manlius - 1827
No; 80
Name; Robert Jelf - Age; 32 [1795]

Read & writes. Married - 4 children
Native County; London
Trade; Clerk
Offence; Embezzling
Trial; London, 12 Jan 1827 - 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 8
Complexion; Fair
Hair; Dk. Brown
Eyes; Brown
Remarks; Bald. Left leg has been broken
Date of Certificate; Ticket of Leave; 26 Apr 1834. 34/249. Allowed to remain in the District of Paterson
Noted against name; Died at Sydney, suddenly. 16 April 1835 as reported by George Alphin Coroners Constable

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Savings Bank Books, 1824-1886
Name: Robert Jelf. Vessel Name: Manlius
Roll: RHAUS1824_125684
Amount; 16. £.  3 Shillings 6. Pence. Deposited in the Savings Bank of New South Wales
To cash. See Col. Sec Letter 34/310 dated 29 May 1834

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 28th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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