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Joseph Robjent

Joseph Robjent, one of 310 convicts transported on the Mangles, 18 March 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Robjent
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 18th March, 1837
Arrival date: 10th July, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 308 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 22
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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Rowena Anne Curtin on 16th May, 2019 wrote:

Joseph Robjent was allocated to Daniel Ralph Emmerson blacksmith at the Ticket-of-Leave Muster on 2nd January 1849 and stayed with the family for the rest of his life.
Fast forwarding through to 24th October, 1859. Eliza Emmerson and her daughters were running the Golden Fleece Hotel in Rockhampton while Dan was away on an expedition with Dalrymple in search of a Northern pport on the Burdekin River. In the early hours of the morning, the hotel caught fire and Joe Robjent rescued Eliza and her four year old daughter Phoebe from the burning building. Eliza died and Phoebe was severely burned on one arm. Joe Robjent’s clothes caught alight but he survived the ordeal. He was a hero.
Joe went on to live with the Emmerson family at Pretty Bend, following the settlement of Bowen. Elsie Pullen said that Joe left Rockhampton for Bowen onboard the Jeannie Dove. She added that “Old Joe Robjent was a sailor, he always did the herringbone stich when sewing”.
Source: Claire Schofield: “The Dream of the Blacksmith” a book about Daniel Ralph Emmerson.

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