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Robert Smith, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||6th February, 1830
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 140
||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 11th September, 2018 wrote:
**Two Robert Smith’s on this voyage**
The other one was tried at Warwick.
ROBERT NICHOLLS, ROBERT SMITH, JOHN LOCKYER.
24th October 1821
Verdict Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
ROBERT NICHOLLS, ROBERT SMITH, and JOHN LOCKYER were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of October, one handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Edward Pilgrim, from his person.
NICHOLLS’S Defence. The gentleman caught hold of me, and said I was concealing his handkerchief - he felt, and found nothing. I do not know the others.
LOCKYER’S Defence. I was thirty yards off, and do not know the other two.
NICHOLLS - GUILTY. Aged 27
SMITH - GUILTY. Aged 32
LOCKYER - GUILTY. Aged 17
Transported for Life .
All were on board the Prince of Orange.
Robert Smith was 32 years old on arrival in VDL - he was born in Leverpool.
Robert had been transported once before - so must have spent the time on the Hulks.
Occupation: Seaman & Weaver.
Robert was 5’0” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, several marks and liberty on right arm, anchor near left thumb, much pockpitted left arm crippled.
5/2/1830: Burial date - Robert died at the Hospital, Hobart Town - aged 47?? which would make his birth date 1783.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 11th September, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th February, 1830 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime