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Robert Primrose

Robert Primrose, one of 248 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 June 1856

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Primrose
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Chemist and druggist
Date of Death: 31st October, 1877
Age: 70 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 20 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Assizes
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Runnymede
Departure date: 11th June, 1856
Arrival date: 7th September, 1856
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 181 (92)
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 21st December, 2013 wrote:

Robert Primrose was 49 years old, single and his occupation was a “Chemist/Oil and Colourman”.

Robert was literate and protestant, 5’9 1/4” tall, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion, middling stout, bleeding marks on left arm.

30/4/1860: TOL
1/2/1864: CP
21/7/1874: COF at Fremantle.

31/10/1877: Robert died at Fremantle aged 70.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 21st December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807, date of death 31st October, 1877, gender, occupation, crime

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