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Robert Rayner

Robert Rayner, one of 220 convicts transported on the Commodore Hayes, April 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Rayner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York City Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Commodore Hayes
Departure date: April, 1823
Arrival date: 16th August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 218 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 32. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2013 wrote:

Robert Rayner was convicted at York on 09/03/1822 for Highway Robbery. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Commodore Hayes’, arriving 1823.

Aged 25yrs; cordwainer; married, 1 child - at Scarboro.
Native Place: Hull

Assignments in Colony: several notes of misconduct & punishments.
1830: Public Works
1832 & 33: W.G. Walker Esq.
1834: Port Arthur Penal Settlement

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1797, gender, crime

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