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Robert Kemp

Robert Kemp, one of 200 convicts transported on the Fame, 09 October 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Kemp
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Horse theft
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fame
Departure date: 9th October, 1816
Arrival date: 8th March, 1817
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 288
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

Maureen Withey on 1st May, 2019 wrote:

At Salisbury the following prisoners were capitally convicted. Robert Kemp, for stealing a mare; ...The Judge has intention to reprieve the mentioned prisoners.
Taunton Courier, 21 Mar 1816

Prison Hulk Records HO 9-8-3 p.43
Received (11 prisoners) from wiltshire 20 May 1816
Robert Kemp, age 19, convicted at Wiltshire of a felony, 9 March 1816, and sentenced to transportation for Life. NSW.

D Wong on 2nd May, 2019 wrote:

Robert Kemp was 19 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Salisbury, Wilshire.

Occupation: Labourer/horse breaker.

Robert was 5’5½” tall, ruddy complexion, black hair, hazel eyes.

1829: TOL Sydney
1830: TOL Sydney
19/10/1831: Recommended for a CP
6/4/1833: CP
1/1/1842: Recommended for a Absolute Pardon.
13/1/1843: Absolute Pardon.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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