Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Robert Long

Robert Long, one of 200 convicts transported on the Ann, August 1809

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Long
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1776
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Ann or Anne
Departure date: August, 1809
Arrival date: 27th February, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 429 (214)
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Robert Long was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Robert Long?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
No; 6/1321
Native Place: London
Date of Trial: 2 April 1800
Calling; Boot Closer
Age: 32
Height; 4 Ft 10 1/2 Inches
Complexion: Fair Ruddy
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Date of Certificate; 5 April 1814
General Remarks; None
———————————————————————
Old Bailey On line

264. JOHN JONES and GEORGE COCKRAN , were again indicted, the first for feloniously stealing, on the 1st of March, four iron bars, value 2s. belonging to John Nicholson , and fixed to his dwelling-house ; and the other for feloniously receiving the same knowing them to have been stolen .
JOHN NICHOLSON sworn. - On the 3d of March, there were four iron bars stole from the back part of my house, they were fixed to the main beam of the house, in the area; they were wrenched off; I saw them on the 4th of March at Cockran’s, Donaldson was with me; Jones told me he took them from the back part of my house, and sold them to Cockran.

Q. Did you say any thing to induce him to confess? - A. No; he said he forced them up with a large iron bar.

Q. Were there no threats, or promises, used, to induce him to confess? - A. No; as soon as he was taken he confessed it; I found the bars underneath the counter in Cockran’s shop, among many other articles of iron bars and lead; Cockran owned that he bought the bars of the boy; I think he said he had given him a penny a pound for them.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. Do you think a little boy like that, or two or three little boys, could have forced up these bars? - A. I should think not; he said there were others with him.

Q. Little boys like himself? - A. Yes, some bigger and some less.

Q. Do you mean to say, that he said there were some bigger than himself? - A. No; there were fifteen of them.

Q. Do you mean to swear that he said there were fifteen? - A. No.

GEORGE DONALDSON sworn. - In consequence of a search-warrant I went, on the 4th of March, along with Kendal, a constable, to search the house of Cockran, Mr. Nicholson was with us; among a parcel of leaden pipes, and iron, I found these four bars underneath the counter; as soon as I took them, and put them upon the counter, Jones said to Nicholson, directly, these are your bars; I took them to Bow-street, and Nicholson swore to them. (Produces the bars).

Nicholson. I took one of the bars off the same area, and took it to Bow-street, it was exactly the very same.

Q. Did you try the bars with the place from whence you supposed they were taken? - A. No; they were the same length, and the same size.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q. There is a piece broke off of one of them; if you had gone and fitted that to the place, you would have been able to ascertain whether it came from your place or not? - A. Yes.

ISAAC KENDAL sworn. - I am constable of the night: I took this boy in charge, he was brought in by the patrol, or the watchman, I do not know which; there were no promises made him; he said there were fourteen or fifteen of them concerned; he mentioned several places where he had been taking iron from, I cannot say whether he mentioned Nicholson’s or not; I went with him to Cockran’s with Donaldson, Jones was present, and he said they had stole such and such iron from such a place, and such and such lead from such a place, and he pointed out this iron of Nicholson’s; Cockran said, he had been in business but a little time, and it was an unfortunate circumstance, he hardly had been in that house three months.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Q.Cockran is a shoemaker? - A. A boot-closer.

Q. This shop is kept by his wife? - A. I fancy it is.

Jones did not say any thing in his defence.

Cockran’s defence. Jones brought the bars to me, and I asked him who he came from; he said his father had sent him with them; I asked him where he come from; he said from Round-court; then I weighed them, and paid him a penny a pound for them, and he went away; I knew nothing more of it till Donaldson came.

The prisoner, Jones, called one, and Cockran four witnesses, who gave them a good character.

Jones, GUILTY . (Aged 11.)

Transported for seven years

Cockran, GUILTY . (Aged 22.)

Transported for fourteen years .

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd June, 2020 wrote:

*****Ignore previous entry - added to incorrect person person*****

Correct information below

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
No; 7/1322
Native Place: Nottingham
Date of Trial: 12 March 1807
Calling; Brickmaker
Height; 5FT 4 Inches
Complexion: Dark Ruddy
Hair: Black
Eyes; Brown
Date of Certificate; 5 April 1814
General Remarks; Stout Made

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1776 (prev. 1778), occupation

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au