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Robert Oakley, one of 176 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 29 May 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 378
||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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Heather Stevens on 8th November, 2020 wrote:
Convict Indent has age 20, bricklayer’s labourer, native of Surrey convicted for shoplifting, assigned to Alex Busby, Hunter’s River.
The Reading Mercury reported on 4 January 1830, that at the Assizes for the county of Surrey on 28 December 1829: ‘James Harvey, Robert Oakley, and Thomas Brown, convicted of stealing from the dwelling-house of Joseph Webb, at Chertsey, a cheese, value 5s. his property.’
Imprisoned in Horsemonger Lane Gaol and transferred on 8 January 1830 to the hulk Ganymede at Chatham. The hulk record has James Harvey 18, Robert Oakley 20, Thomas Brown 16, convicted for ‘Stealing a cheese’.
Convict Changes History
Heather Stevens on 8th November, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime