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Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson, one of 180 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 08 June 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Smithson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Farmers man
Date of Death: 3rd June, 1830
Age: 22 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 8th June, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 200
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st June, 2020 wrote:

Robert Smithson
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842

Name: Robert Smithson . Age: 18
Date of conviction: 3 Apr 1826. Place of Conviction: York
Estimated birth year: abt 1808
Vessel: Prince Regent (4)
Port of Arrival: Sydney Cove
Date of Arrival: 27 Sep 1827

Unable read or write
Trade or Calling; Farmers Boy
Offence: Burglary
5 FT 3 1/2 inches.
Ruddy: Complexion.
Lt ? Brown Hair
Lt? Hazel eyes

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
New South Wales General muster 1828
No; 12092 Written under name. Dead June 1830. Goal Sydney

DEATH; 30 July 1830. Morton Bay. Killed by the Natives

Convict Changes History

David Lowe on 6th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 3rd June, 1830

Penny-Lyn Beale on 21st June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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