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William Roberts

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Roberts
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 28th August, 1757
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th February, 1820
Age: 62 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cornwell Assizes at Bodmin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 291 other convicts

References

Primary source: Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Index of the First Fleet.
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 21st January, 2016 wrote:

Robert was a Cornishman of modest education who was tried at the Assizes held at Bodmin, Cornwall, on 14 Aug 1786. “For stealing 5 pounds and one half pound weight of Yarn valued at 9s. the goods of William Moffett.” He was sentenced to be transported for seven years and transported aboard the ship ‘Scarborough’ arriving in the colony in 1788 with the First Fleet.

Denis Pember on 21st January, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, William married Kezia Browne (Second Fleet Convict, Neptune, 1790). 
They married August 14th 1793 at St Philips, Sydney.
William and Kezia had 10 children, born between 1791 and 1813.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 21st January, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Index of the First Fleet. (prev. ), firstname: William, surname: Roberts, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 28th August, 1757, date

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