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Robert Mills

Robert Mills, one of 305 convicts transported on the Maitland, 19 March 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Mills
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1848
Age: 68 years

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 a handkerchief
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 19th March, 1840
Arrival date: 14th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 305 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 165 (84)
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 22nd August, 2018 wrote:

Robert Mills was transported for ‘Stealing a pocket handkerchief”.

Robert was 60 years old on arrival - he could read and write, was 5’6½” tall, sallow and wrinkled complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, lost a front tooth in lower jaw, scar on right thumb, scar back of forefinger of right hand.

Robert was married with 1 male and 2 female children.

1844: TOL Goulburn.

1848: NSW BDM - Robert Mills died aged 68.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1848 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 22nd August, 2018 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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