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William Robinson

William Robinson, one of 320 convicts transported on the Clyde, 11 March 1863

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Robinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1840
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1903
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Cumberland, Carlisle Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Clyde
Departure date: 11th March, 1863
Arrival date: 29th May, 1863
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 321 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 517 (260)
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 14th December, 2013 wrote:

William Robinson was convicted along with Hugh Earl of manslaughter.  They were involved in the “Murderous Affray at Brocklewath” in which a man was killed.

William was 5’9” tall, single, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, stout, boil marks on left arm and leg, was literate and protestant.

15/5/1865: TOL 23/9/1869: CP at Newcastle, WA.
1865: Blacksmith for himself.
Known areas: Toodyay

1872: Married Sarah Ann Meredith, they had 11 children.  Sarah was a well known midwife in the area.

William became a pastoralist in WA.

No death date found.

Emma Takes on 20th April, 2016 wrote:

Toodyay, WA Cemetery records : ROBINSON , William, 1838 - 1903, (buried with daughter Isabella)
Western Australia Birth, Deaths & Marriages: 1071/1903 Robinson William aged 65; Parents Robert & Earl Sarah; born Cumberland Eng

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th December, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1840, gender, occupation, crime

Emma Takes on 20th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 1903 (prev. 0000)

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