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Robert Seward

Robert Seward, one of 280 convicts transported on the Recovery, 27 May 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Seward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1837
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Recovery
Departure date: 27th May, 1837
Arrival date: 8th October, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, 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

Anonymous on 18th August, 2012 wrote:

Robert Seward was transported for stealing a mace.
He was married with 4 children.

12/8/1837: Died on the voyage.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 18th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1837-00-00, gender m

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