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Robert Turner

Robert Turner, one of 299 convicts transported on the Susan, 29 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Turner
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 5th July, 1883
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Sussex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 29th July, 1837
Arrival date: 21st November, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 125 (64)
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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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 6th October, 2011 wrote:

Applied for marriage to Ann Smith 1845.
Married 22.12.1845, Campbell Town, Tasmania.
One surviving child born Tasmania, Francis William Turner born 6th April 1848.
Two children born 1846,1847. Died within first year.
Robert Turner was pardoned 5.10.47.

Maxine Dahlstrom on 2nd October, 2014 wrote:

Robert Turner moved to South Australia pre 1850.He was a butcher in Gawler.  His wife Ann and two boys travelled on the brig ‘Dorset’ arriving from Hobart on 30th November 1849.

D Wong on 3rd October, 2014 wrote:

Robert Turner was born in East Olby near Lewis.

Robert was 33 years old on arrival in VDL, he was 5’2 ½” tall, light brown eyes, black hair, married – wife Eliza at native place, 4 children.

20/6/1844: TOL
4/8/1846: Recommended for CP
5/10/1847: CP

14/7/1883 South Australian Chronicle, Adeliade:
TURNER.— On the 5th July,  at Gawler South, Robert Turner, butcher, Gawler, aged 77 years.
A colonist of over forty years, leaving a widow and family to mourn their loss.

Maxine Dahlstrom on 2nd August, 2016 wrote:

Married Eliza, c 1830. First child named Matilda christened 29 Jan 1832 East Hoathly Parish Church.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th July, 1883 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Maxine Dahlstrom on 2nd August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1804)

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