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Robert Kier

Robert Kier, one of 150 convicts transported on the Shipley, 18 July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Kier
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Millwright
Date of Death: 1st October, 1833
Age: 47 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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Perth Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Shipley
Departure date: 18th July, 1818
Arrival date: 18th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 49 (26)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th April, 2020 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Name: Robert Kier
Vessel: Shipley
Convicted Date: 16 Apr 1818
Voyage Date: Jul 1818
Place of Conviction: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Sentence: 7 years. Date of Conviction: 16/04/1818
New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856
Copies of Letters Sent Within The Colony, 1814-1827
1822 - Name: Robert Kier
Event Date: 15 May 1822
Arrival year: 1818
Vessel: Shipley
Event Description: On lists of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Lady Nelson”; listed as Keerr
Comments: Per “Shipley”, 1818; millwright
Page: 278
2 years added to his sentence
Trade or calling: Wheelwright

1823 - Name: Robert Kier
Event Date: 27 May 1823
Arrival year: 1818
Vessel: Shipley
Event Description: Convicted of conspiracy and sent to Port Macquarie. Petition for mitigation of sentence
Comments: Per “Shipley”, 1818; millwright
Page: 4-5
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Records, 1810-1891
Name: Robert Kier
Date: Oct 1833
Place: New South Wales, Australia
Category: Convicts Deaths
Title: Death Register, 1828-1879
Volume Number: 4/4549

Ship: Shipley. 1833. Murdered near Campbell Town,

Liverpool St Luke Composite 27 February 1826 - 23 September 1838 - Buried 29 July 1833—
Murdered in the Bush


Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1786 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st October, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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