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James Robinson

James Robinson, one of 299 convicts transported on the Susan, 29 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Robinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 25th October, 1837
Age: 33 years

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 14 years

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 29th July, 1837
Arrival date: 21st November, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 118
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

D Wong on 2nd September, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
12th June 1837
Verdict Guilty > unknown
Sentence Transportation

JAMES ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June, 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; 1 half-crown, 16 shillings, and 2 sixpences, the goods and monies of Frederick Coates, from the person of Mary Coates.

GUILTY Aged 33.— Transported for Fourteen Years.

Sick List of the Susan 1837:
Folios 18-20: case no 11, James Robinson, aged 33, convict; taken ill at [sea]; disease or wound, pneumonia; put on sick list 11 October 1837, died 25 October 1837 at 5 am.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th October, 1837 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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