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Robert Tenant, one of 164 convicts transported on the Morley, July 1818
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 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 65 (34)
||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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Phil Hands on 11th October, 2017 wrote:
Tried and convicted of theft from the West Binny Mill in Linlithgow Scotland on 9th January 1818, sentenced to transportation for 14 years.
Left England on 18th July 1818.
Ship:- the ‘Morley’ sailed with 164 male convicts on board of which 1 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 7th November 1818.
Robert worked at various flour mills in New South Wales.
Married free settler Mary Ann Hall (daughter of convict Thomas Hall, ‘Ocean’ 1816 and his wife Sarah) on 29th August 1825 at Richmond, they had 6 children between 1826-1839.
By 1840 Robert and Mary Ann had split up
The Australian (Sydney) Tuesday 25th August 1840 p. 1
This is to caution all parties not to give credit to my wife, Mary Ann Tennant, alias Mary Ann Hall, she having left her home without any just cause or provocation. And this is further to give Notice, that I will not be responsible for any debts she may contract; and any person harbouring her after this notice will be prosecuted to be utmost rigour of the law.
BLACK Creek, Hunter’s River.
Sydney, August 21, 1840.
Convict Changes History
Phil Hands on 11th October, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1782 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime