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Robert Scarborough

Robert Scarborough, one of 171 convicts transported on the Malabar, 18 June 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Scarborough
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick, Coventry Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Malabar
Departure date: 18th June, 1821
Arrival date: 21st October, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 48
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

Doug Honeyman on 7th October, 2012 wrote:

Born in Coventry England - Died in Launceston, Tasmania

Doug Honeyman on 7th October, 2012 wrote:

Convicted of Highway Robbery - Trial held during Lent 1821

D Wong on 8th October, 2012 wrote:

Robert was 19 years old on arrival, he was slightly pockpitted, mole on right side of his neck, light hazel eyes, dark brown hair, 5’3 1/2” tall, Father William at Coventry, also a ribbon weaver.  His Mother was Martha Kelsey.

1830: TOL
1834: CP
12/8/1845: COF.

14/8/1835: Hobart Town Courier: Took over the business of William Presnell, a Tanner of Collins St.

7/4/1834: Married Sarah Newall(29/7/1812 London died 6/6/1891 in Enmore NSW.

22/3/1851: EXPIRED SUDDENLY: Robert Scarborough expired suddenly immediately after paying the wages of the men in his employ.  Mr Scarborough had long been under medical treatment, but the immediate cause of death was overexcitement, which produced a determination of blood to the head.  He leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss.

Sarah then married Williams Phillips on 27/5/1852 in Launceston.

Convict Changes History

Doug Honeyman on 7th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 8th November, 1802, date of death 22nd March, 1851, gender

Doug Honeyman on 7th October, 2012 made the following changes:


D Wong on 8th October, 2012 made the following changes:

gender, occupation

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