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Robert Smith

Robert Smith, one of 172 convicts transported on the Florentia, 14 August 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Smith
Aliases: Robert May
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Leather trunk maker
Date of Death: 11th November, 1852
Age: 45 years

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: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Florentia
Departure date: 14th August, 1827
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 272
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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Iris Dunne on 15th July, 2017 wrote:

2 entries on this ship for same person - Robert Smith and Robert May
Convicted: 8 July 1824
Estimated birth year: abt 1807 as per NSW, Aust., Settler and Convict List, HO 10; Piece: 29

Convict Changes History

Susan Henderson on 15th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 11th November, 1852 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 15th July, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 14 years), alias1: Robert May, date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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