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Robert Vorsey

Robert Vorsey, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Vorsey
Aliases: Voysey, Voisey, Vose
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 28th January, 1841
Age: 42 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 221 (111)
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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anthony ogle on 24th April, 2021 wrote:

convicted 18 jan 1822
COF 29/527 5.6.1829
died V1841 470 44B Port Macquarie
Married 1825 Mary Ogle - seemingly no children
later became wheelwright

D Wong on 24th April, 2021 wrote:

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Robert Voisey
1822: Convicted of Larceny. (Stealing carpenter’s stores.

Colonial Secretary Index:
VOISEY, Robert. Per “Surrey”, 1823; husband of Mary Wise

1824 c.Apr:  Carpenter. Assigned convict mechanic whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.265b)

1824 Apr 13:  Convict servant of George Cutter. To be victualled from the Stores for six months (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.107)

1824 Dec 7:  Re permission to marry Mary Ogle at Sydney (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.64)

1825 Jan 26:  Blacksmith; servant of George Cutter of Pitt Street. Petition from his wife Mary Wise for his assignment (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.65)


WISE, Mary. Born in the Colony; wife of Robert Voisey, per “Surrey”, 1823

1825 Jan 26 :  Petition to have husband assigned to her (Reel 6063; 4/1785 p.65)


1825: Married at St. Phillip’s, Sydney - Listed as Voysey.

1828 Census: Aged 26, at Camden, he was a wheelright working for George Cutler at Camden.

6/6/1829: COF - Described as: A carpenter, born 1799, 5’9½” tall, fair ruddy complexion, light brown hair brown eyes, scar on forehead. Listed as Voisey.

1841: Robert died, aged 40 - Listed as Voysea on the NSW BDM.

Convict Changes History

anthony ogle on 24th April, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Voysey, alias2: Voisey, alias3: Vose, date of death: 28th January, 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

D Wong on 24th April, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), crime

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