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Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Kennedy
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Perth Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 170
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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D Wong on 17th September, 2018 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Reference AD14/39/123
Title Precognition against Robert Kennedy for the crime of sheep-stealing
Dates 1839

Accused Robert Kennedy, shepherd, Address: Ingliston, Forfar [Angus]

Trial papers relating to Robert Kennedy for the crime of sheep-stealing. Tried at High Court, Perth
Dates 30 Sep 1839
Robert Kennedy, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years.

Robert Kennedy was 24 years old on arrival; native place: Perth, Scotland.

Robert was literate, married with 3 children, 5’8¾” tall, ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, dark hazel eyes, scar on centre of upper lip, scar on top of right side of forehead, mole outer corner of right eyebrow, mole back of right wrist, breast hairy, scar ball of left thumb, scar on left shin.

1845: TOL Queanbeyan
1/2/1851: CP

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 17th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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