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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 53 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


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.

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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

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