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Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Palmer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 corn.
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 226
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

Maureen Withey on 6th June, 2021 wrote:

At Beccles Quarter Sessions, on Monday sennight, …  and Robert Palmer and Jas, Ling, for stealing two coombs of barley, &c. ...
Bury and Norwich Post, 24 Apr 1822.


On the 6th inst. the following convicts were removed from the County Gaol, in Ipswich, and put on board the Leviathan Hulk, Portsmouth Harbour: — William Snowling, William Dow, and Taylor Jacob, for 14 years each. William Barber, John Cousins, James Ling, Robert Palmer, James Thurlow, John Balls, George Hunter, John Warne, and Israel Rouse, for seven years each.
Bury and Norwich Post, 14 May 1822.

Hulk Records.
HO-9-8_5 p 12/53
Rec. from Ipswich 7 May 1822

Robert Palmer, age not clear (20, 30, or 40?) Stg barley, Tried 15 Apr 1822, Beccles, 7 years, NSW 28 Sep 1822.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 6th June, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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