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William Roberts

William Roberts, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 30th July, 1801
Occupation: Footman/groom
Date of Death: 24th April, 1852
Age: 50 years

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: Theft~housebreaking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
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 223 (112)
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

Jill Roberts on 24th February, 2015 wrote:

Joined Maitland Police Force 1828-1831, Grocer 1832-1840’s in Castlereach St. Sydney, hackney cab owner/driver 1850-1852 in Sydney. Married Mary O’Brien 1833, 4 children.

Jill Roberts on 24th April, 2019 wrote:

Indentured to T V Bloomfield Sydney then Newcastle,
Ticket of Leave 1827
Ticket of Freedom 1829
Maitland Constabulary (District Constable) 1828
Married Mary Brien 1833 by Rev Marsden
Dealer/grocer 1835-1850
Hackney Cab owner/driver 1850-1852
Died of an epileptic fit, inquest reported in papers 1852.

Convict Changes History

Jill Roberts on 24th February, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 24th April, 1852 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Jill Roberts on 24th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 30th July, 1801 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 24th April, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

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