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Robert King

Robert King, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert King
Aliases: Patrick, Thomas (alias), Thomas Patrick
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 10th April, 1842
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Ununnatural offence
Convicted at: Nottingham Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 122
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 29th April, 2021 wrote:

Nottingham, March. — Our Assizes, which commenced Saturday last before Sir Vicary Gibbs, closed this day. Eight persons have received sentence of death, namely : —Robert King, alias Thomas Patrick, a private in the Sussex Militia, now lying here, for having committed the crime sodomy the body John Jenner, his comrade and bedfellow; ... 
Oxford University and City Herald, 27 Mar 1813.

At Nottingham Assizes, Robert King, alias Thomas Patrick, found guilty of a most detestable offence, received sentence of death, and was left for execution on Wednesday, 31st instant.
Sussex Advertiser, 5 April 1813.

Robert King, alias Thomas Patrick, who was condemned at the late Town assizes, has received respite for one month.
Nottingham Gazette, 26 Mar 1813.


Convict Death Register.
Robert King, per General Hewitt, Date: 10/04/1842.  District; Illawarra Woolongong; Also Thomas and Patrick.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th April, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Patrick, Thomas (alias) (prev. Patrick, Thomas (Alias)), alias2: Thomas Patrick, date of death: 10th April, 1842 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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