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Robert Spick, one of 400 convicts transported on the Tortoise, 28 September 1841
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 387 (195)
||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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Beth Wagstaff on 6th October, 2018 wrote:
This was not Robert’s first offence, having already been found guilty on 5 other charges and acquitted on 2. He gained his certificate of freedom in Tasmania 20 October 1847 . . . then disappeared. Any information gratefully accepted.
D Wong on 7th October, 2018 wrote:
23/10/1840 Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties Nottinghamshire, England:
ROBERT SPICK, aged 33, to stealing on the 6th of October instant, a dead fowl, the property of Joseph Scorar. —To be transported for seven years.
Robert Spick was listed as 36 years old on arrival in VDL - Native Place: Bruton.
Previous convictions; once 2 months for cheese; acquitted for beef; waistcoat acquitted; stockins 6 months; 3 times in prison for drunkeness and fined.
Married with 4 children.
Wife, Ann at Notts.
Robert was 5’4¼” tall, can read, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, no whiskers, grey eyes, bottle jug and glass 2 pipes W.R/or K ???J above elbow left arm.
20/10/1847: Free by Servitude
Birthdate is Circa. Found no records of him after 1847.
Convict Changes History
Beth Wagstaff on 6th October, 2018 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
D Wong on 7th October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000)