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William Robinson

William Robinson, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 03 September 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Robinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Silk weaver
Date of Death: 15th July, 1870
Age: 68 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 Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Deliverys
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 3rd September, 1820
Arrival date: 28th December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 378. Parliamentary Papers, Volume 31, Page 595. State Archives & Records NSW, Convict Death Register [4/4549, Reel 690, Page 188] and Convict Index, Conditional Pardon [4/4435, Reel 776] and Registers of Coroners' Inquests 1870 (Series: 2922, Item: 4/6614, Roll: 343).
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

Iris Dunne on 5th October, 2017 wrote:

Tried: 28 June 1820, Middlesex, G.D.
Native Place: London
Conditional Pardon: 37/0924, 27 April 1837
Death: 15 July 1870 (or 17th)
Convict died at Penrith

Iris Dunne on 5th October, 2017 wrote:

Coroners Inquest - Date of inquest or Inquiry dated 15 July 1870, Findings: Natural Causes

D Wong on 5th October, 2017 wrote:

WILLIAM ROBINSON, Theft > pocketpicking, 28th June 1820.

Reference Number: t18200628-108
Offence: Theft > pocketpicking
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
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829. WILLIAM ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one watch-chain, value 1 s. and one key, value 6 d., the goods of Augustus Davis I’ons , from his person .
AUGUSTUS DAVIS I’ONS . I am a schoolmaster , and live in Heath-street, Stepney. On the 9th of June, about a quarter past nine o’clock at night, I was returning from Cumberland-street chapel, and looking in at a bookseller’s window - I felt a pull at my watch, and saw the prisoner run from me, and two others, whom I suspected to be his companions - he was almost close to me, and turned up a yard. I followed, calling Stop thief - his companions ran another way. I followed him in the middle of the street, and hardly lost sight of him two seconds before I found him in custody, and am certain he is the person who stood close to me. I found a link of my chain broken, and the ring left, and the rest was gone with the key. He denied it at first, but when he found I was determined to give him in charge, he asked me to go back, and I should find the chain, but I did not. Nobody but him could have taken it.
WILLIAM PUGH . I am a hair-dresser, and live in Rose-lane, Spitalfields. I saw the prosecutor and prisoner scuffling, and joined in pursuit. I did not see him at the window - I saw him turn short round when the prosecutor called Stop thief. Nobody was near but him and the other two.
GUILTY. Aged 19.
Transported for Life .

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 5th October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 378. Parliamentary Papers, Volume 31, Page 595. State Archives & Records NSW, Convict Death Register [4/4549, Reel 690, Page 188] and Convict Index, Co

Iris Dunne on 5th October, 2017 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 378. Parliamentary Papers, Volume 31, Page 595. State Archives & Records NSW, Convict Death Register [4/4549, Reel 690, Page 188] and Convict Index, Co

D Wong on 5th October, 2017 made the following changes:

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