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Robert Seaton

Robert Seaton, one of 106 convicts transported on the Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Mary, January 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Seaton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann
Departure date: January, 1791
Arrival date: 9th July, 1791
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 994 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 117 (60)
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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D Wong on 2nd May, 2018 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: grand larceny.
24th April 1790
Verdict Guilty
Sentence Transportation
ROBERT SEATON and JAMES SLOPER were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March, four men’s hats, value 15 s. the property of George Ashton.

I am a hat maker, No. 27, Lower East Smithfield. On the 8th of last month, I lost four hats, about half past seven; I was at work in my back shop: I was alarmed by the young man at next door; and the prisoners were taken before Justice Smith.

- M’CAUL sworn.

I live next door to Mr. Ashton. On the 8th of March, about half after seven, I saw the two prisoners standing at Mr. Ashton’s door, loitering; I saw Seton in the shop taking the hats out of a press in the shop, and Sloper just inside the shop, he took the parcel from Seton, and ran out; I caught him; it was a hat not quite covered with paper; then Seton came out with a bundle in each hand; and I caught him by the collar; these are the hats.

(Deposed to.)

Prisoners. The gentleman first swore to three hats, then to four.
Transported 7 years.

Both Seaton and Sloper were listed as being on the ‘Active’.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 2nd May, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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