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Joseph Robins

Joseph Robins, one of 286 convicts transported on the Lady Nugent, 03 December 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Robins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Warehouse breaking
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Nugent
Departure date: 3rd December, 1834
Arrival date: 9th April, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 285 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 482
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 8th September, 2018 wrote:

19/10/1833 Staffordshire Advertiser Staffordshire, England:
Joseph Robins, Thomas Cole and William Crampton, were charged with breaking into the warehouse of Messrs. Skidmore, at Kingswinford, and stealing a quantity of iron.
Mr. Godson called Benjamin Webb, who proved that the iron warehouse of the prosecutors was broken into on the night of the 4th of October, and many bundles of rod iron stolen therefrom.  Wm. Baker proved, that the three prisoners were drinking together at his house, the Star, at Stourbridge, on the evening of the 4th instant. 
Benjamin Cartwright swore, that on the morning of the 5th, at half-past three o’clock, he met the three prisoners about a half a mile from the warehouse, carrying some bundles of rod iron on their shoulders.
Two of them, Robins and Cole, witness knew very well.  Another witness, John Perks, saw all the prisoners about four o’clock the same morning, near to the warehouse, carring bnundles of rod iron, in a direction from the place.  The guilt of the prisoners was further established by a conversation sworn to have taken place betweeen a witness named Webster, and the prisoner Cole; in which the latter said, himself and companions had stolen 23 bundles of iron, from Messrs. Skidmore’s.
It appeard that the prisoners were old offenders.  They were found guilty, and sentenced to be transported for seven years.
Mr. Godson, after the trial, stated, that Cole was one of four brothers, each of who was sentenced to transportation.

William Crampton
Onboard Henry Tanner 27th June, 1834 arriving at New South Wales

Thomas Cole
Onboard John Barry 2nd April, 1834 arriving at Van Diemen’s Land.

Joseph Robins was 23 years old on arrival - he could read, was Protestant, married with 2 female children.

Native Place: Worcestershire.

Occupation: ‘Nailor’

Joseph was 5’5ΒΌ” tall, brown complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, dimple in chin, raised mole lower part left side of neck, EG, inside lower left arm, scar back of fore and little fingers of left hand, scar forefinger of right hand.

16/10/1840: COF

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 8th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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