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Robert Smith

Robert Smith, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1781
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 143 (73)
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

D Wong on 11th September, 2018 wrote:

**Two Robert Smith’s on this voyage**
The other Robert Smith was tried at the Old Bailey..and died 6/2/1830.
Logic would suggest that from the birth dates that it was Robert Smith from Bilsden that died as the birth dates match - however, he was still alive in 1833 according to his conduct record.

Robert Smith was listed as 40 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Bilsden and was transported for ‘Stealing from a dwelling house’.

Occupation: Button maker/Soldier.

Robert was 5’7½” tall, grey hair and eyes,, RL on left arm, scar cross bridge of nose, scar on cheek.

1826: Was a Constable
2/10/1828: Public Works
29/5/1832: TOL - drunk and fined.
2/2/1833: Drunk and fined.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th September, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1781 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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