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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: 1789
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: 6th February, 1830
Age: 41 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 Life

Crime: Pocket picking
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
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 140
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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D Wong on 11th September, 2018 wrote:

**Two Robert Smith’s on this voyage**
The other one was tried at Warwick.

Old Bailey:
Theft: pocketpicking.
24th October 1821
Verdict Guilty; Guilty; Guilty
Sentence Transportation

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.



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

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