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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
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 117 (60)
||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:
ROBERT SEATON, JAMES SLOPER.
Theft: grand larceny.
24th April 1790
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.
GEORGE ASHTON sworn.
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.
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