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Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Chester Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 254
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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D Wong on 11th April, 2013 wrote:

Edward Roberts was 21 years old and came from Nottingham.  His occupation was a “Steam loom weaver” and he was transported for “Stealing Cloth”.

1837: Assigned to James Bowman, Patrick Plains.
3/10/1839: COF

29/3/1841: Syd. Herald - Two Pounds reward - Absconded between the Black Swan Public House and Black Creek, Edward Roberts, arrived 1832 per John (3), a weaver by trade, tried at Heatsford, (Hertsford?)27/6/1831.
Description: 5’7 1/2” tall, grey eyes, sallow complexion, brown hair, scar over left eye and scar on left hand.  The above reward will be given to anyone apprehending and lodging in any of Her Majesty’s Gaols the abovenamed Edward Roberts, upon application to Todd & Fenwick, Harrow Witch, Hunter’s River; or M.D.Hunter & Co., Fort Street.

25/9/1847: Horse theft at Armidale - guilty - 10 years transportation.

Found nothing in VDL records, so don’t know where he went, but he had a TOL in 1849 in Windsor.

Also a report that he married Mary Ann King, BMD NSW says in 1868.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, gender, occupation, crime

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