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Robert Pymer, one of 270 convicts transported on the Eden, 08 July 1840
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Central Criminal Court
8th July, 1840
18th November, 1840
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 270 other convicts
||UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/11. Ancestry. The Old Bailey - online. State Archives, TOL butts (NRS 12202, Item 4/4210)& Indents (Series: NRS 12189; Item: [X642A]; Microfiche: 744). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 197 (100)
||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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Iris Dunne on 14th December, 2019 wrote:
Prison Hulk ship Fortitude moored at Chatham, received 4 July 1839, aged 25, Crime Larceny from the person
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
ROBERT PYMER, Theft > pocketpicking, 17th June 1839.
1814. ROBERT PYMER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Charles Cartwright, from his person.
CHARIES CARTWRIGHT . I live at Manchester. I was in Fleet-street on the 14th of June, about half-past one o’clock in the morning, returning from the opera—I felt my handkerchief going out of my pocket—I turned round, and saw it on the ground, and the prisoner was running away—I did not see it in his hand, but the moment I turned I saw it descending from his hand to the ground—I know it fell from him, because he was running away, and there was no one there but him—I took it up, and ran after him—he was stopped by the officer—this is my handkerchief.
Prisoner. Q. What can you swear to it by? A. By the pattern—there is no mark, but the manufacture is peculiar, and it has never been washed.
WILLIAM ANGOTE (City police-constable, No. 218.) I saw the prisoner, on the morning of the 14th, put his hand into the prosecutor’s pocket, and take out his handkerchief—he dropped it—the prosecutor took it up—I took the prisoner.
GUILTY .** Aged 25.— Transported for Ten Years.
Convict Index, aged 26, Birth Year abt.1814 in London, Occupation Groom
Non-Annotated Printed Indentures: aged 26, conviction 17 June 1839, can read & write, Protestant, Single, 4 previous convictions
Ticket of Leave No. 46/1363 dated 17 Oct 1846, District of Braidwood
Convict Changes History
Ann Jefferyes on 13th December, 2019 made the following changes:
Iris Dunne on 14th December, 2019 made the following changes:
source: UK Prison Hulk Registers HO9/11. Ancestry. The Old Bailey - online. State Archives, TOL butts (NRS 12202, Item 4/4210)& Indents (Series: NRS 12189; Item: [X642A]; Microfiche: 744). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Pie