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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor, one of 160 convicts transported on the Prince Regent, 17 September 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Taylor
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Weaver
Date of Death: 1850
Age: 58 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince Regent
Departure date: 17th September, 1819
Arrival date: 27th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 171 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 233 (118) Claim a convict (Hawkesbury.net.au, convict ID69766 Ancestrylibrary.com.au - Prince Regent 17/9/1819. Ancestry Convict Indents.
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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Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2020 wrote:

Lancaster Assizes. The following list, in addition to that which we gave in our last, will complete the calendar of the prisoners and their sentences. … Robert Taylor and Henry Glover,  for breaking into the warehouse of John Acton, at Wigan, and stealing calico, &c.  GIover admitted evidence, Taylor, 7 years.  . …
Liverpool Mercury, 9 Apr 1819.

Garry Bruce on 26th July, 2020 wrote:

Born Wigan, Lancashire in 1792.
Issued Ticket of Leave in 1826.
Owned a lot of land around Taylor Square in Sydney which may have led to the naming of the district.
His daughter Ann married John Higham, who had daughters Mary and Margaret (1848-1876). Margaret married William John Tidswell Jones (1844-1898), who begat Margaret Tidswell Jones (1874-1940) who married Allan James Robert Bruce (1874-1965).
Mary married Eli Daw. daughter Ada married Henry Barford

D Wong on 26th July, 2020 wrote:

Robert Taylor was listed as 26 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Wigan.

Robert was 5’4¼” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Index:
TAYLOR, Robert. Per “Prince Regent”

1821 Sep 8:  Brickmaker. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.105)

1825:  On return of men & boys belonging to Carters Barracks who have been exempted from the Treadwheel by the Acting Engineer (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.264)

23/3/1826: COF - again listed as a weaver, 32, brown to grey hair.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Garry Bruce on 26th July, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 233 (118) Claim a convict (Hawkesbury.net.au, convict ID69766 Ancestrylibrary.com.au - Prince Regent 17/9/1819 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project.

D Wong on 26th July, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 233 (118) Claim a convict (Hawkesbury.net.au, convict ID69766 Ancestrylibrary.com.au - Prince Regent 17/9/1819. Ancestry Convict Indents. (prev. Austr

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