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Robert Oakley

Robert Oakley, one of 176 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, 29 May 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Oakley
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: 29th May, 1830
Arrival date: 21st October, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 378
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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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

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