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Robert Kiff

Robert Kiff, one of 264 convicts transported on the Earl Gray, 04 October 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Kiff
Aliases: Kaif, Keefe
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Ploughman/farm 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 10 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Hertford, Liberty of St Albans Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 4th October, 1842
Arrival date: 14th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 263 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 231 (117)
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

D Wong on 21st May, 2017 wrote:

Robert was transported for ‘Stealing 1 fowl, the property of Mr. Wright.  He had a previous conviction for turnip tops - 1 month.

Robert was 5’5” tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair and whiskers, hazel eyes, scar inside left arm, mole back of right hand, scar below under lip, could read, protestant.

Brothers: William, Joseph, George, Stephen, Charles, and Thomas who was transported.
Sister: Catherine.

14/9/1849: TOL
26/11/1850: TOL revoked - being out after hours under suspicious circumstances.
29/5/1852: COF

18/10/1852: Married Bridget Grady (Maria 1849) at Fingal,
He was 37, a shepherd, listed as KAIF, and Bridget was 25, a servant.
Robert 17/5/1854-1909 in Mooroopna, Victoria, aged 59. (He was listed as KEEFE)
George 1856
Margaret 1858
James 1861
James 1868
William 1863
Catherine 1865

14/4/1874: Longford - Idle and disorderly - 1 month.
8/9/1874: Idle and disorderly - 3 months.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 19th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1810, date of death 1843, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 21st May, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Kaif, alias2: Keefe, date of death: 0000 (prev. 1843), crime

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