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Robert Newton

Robert Newton, one of 336 convicts transported on the Barrosa, 31 July 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Newton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Perjury
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Barossa
Departure date: 31st July, 1839
Arrival date: 8th December, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 335 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 85 (44)
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

Wildan on 4th April, 2012 wrote:

Correction:-I made an error, Mary Lees the Colonial wife of John Pearce/Pearse, did not arrive on the Friendship, she reirvad on the William Pitt in 1806, she was tried at Lancaster Castle and sentecned to 7 years with three of her nieces, Ann Hughes, Ellen McIntosh and Catherine Frazer.  It was convict Elizabeth McGuiness (Maginnis) who reirvad on the Friendship in 1816, with her two children Thomas 7 and Elizabeth 5.  Young Elizabeth, married in 1832 Richard, the Colonial born son, of John Pearce/Pearse and Mary Lees.Cheers   Janice

Convict Changes History

Wildan on 4th April, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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