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William Robinson

William Robinson, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Robinson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 279 (141)
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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Tony Beale on 26th February, 2022 wrote:

Old Bailey Online (D o B from here)
1306. WILLIAM ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , one watch, value 20 s. , the property of Esther Ann Gunthorp , widow .

ESTHER ANN GUNTHORPE . I am a widow, and live in Eagle-street, Red Lion-square . On the 20th of March, about half-past three o’clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my room, and sat down in a chair. I was going to bed, and said,

“Bill, what brought you here?” He said his mother wanted to speak to me very particularly, and that she was in the infirmary, in the prison. I said I could not go. He looked at me, and said, will you fetch me two-pennyworth of bread and cheese. I told him to go himself - I would not leave the room. My watch was safe over the mantle-piece. I stooped to take up an iron, and the cloth which concealed my watch fell down - I suppose he took it then, as I immediately missed it; he ran down stairs, I called after him, but he never returned. I have not seen it since. It was safe when he came into the room - he must have taken it. He was apprehended on the 1st of August.

ROBERT EDWARDS . I apprehended the prisoner in Great Wild-street. He ran up stairs to the top of the house, and got out. I secured him.

Prisoner’s Defence. I never touched her property.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Tony Beale on 26th February, 2022 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 3/5/1834
Hannah Wilson 17 Bond (7yrs) per ship Pyramus granted to marry William Robinson 46 free (7yrs) per ship Mangles Rev J Keane Bathurst

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 26th February, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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