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Robert Ward, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||13th December, 1795
|Date of Death:
||29th July, 1846
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
29th March, 1820
7th August, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 191 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 283 (143)
Source for birth date: Old Parish Records for St Cuthberts, Edinburgh Ref 685.2/12, Frame 3289
||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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D Wong on 1st November, 2015 wrote:
Robert Ward was 23 years old when transported for ‘Theft’. His occupation was a ‘Plumber/Baker’.
Robert is not listed on the NSW convict records, so no date of TOL or CP found.
Colonial Secretary Papers:
WARD, Robert. Per “Mangles”, 1820
1821 Jan 27 On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Lady Nelson” (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.71)
1823 Mar 31:Former prisoner at Newcastle; forwarded from Sydney. On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle and not in returns (Reel 6068; 4/1811 p.120)
1824 Oct 30: Stowaway and runaway; to be sent to Port Macquarie. On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.98)
1824 Nov 13: On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per “Sally” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.494-5)
14/10/1824 Sydney Gazette:
Robert Ward, Mangles 1, 27, Edinburgh, 5 feet 10 and a half inches, hazle eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion, (absconded from) Hyde Park Barracks.
27/9/1836: Married Jane Brown (Jane was Born in the Colony 16/5/1815 – Died 1/3/1866 at Champion Hill, Eden NSW). They had 5 children.
29/7/1846: Robert died at Bridge Street, Sydney, aged 50.
Jane Ward then married Henry Kesterton (1809 London-17/5/1886 Bombala NSW) – they had 4 children.
Diana Gray on 17th September, 2017 wrote:
He was buried at Devonshire St Cemetery in the family grave owned by a Louisa Watkins. When Devonshire St Cemetery was relocated the headstone went to the Sandhills Cemetery at Bunnerong (ref Sainty and Johnson book) however the remains were relocated and re-interred in the Anglican Cemetery at Rookwood!
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 1st November, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), date of death: 29th July, 1846 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Diana Gray on 17th September, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 283 (143)
Source for birth date: Old Parish Records for St Cuthberts, Edinburgh Ref 685.2/12, Frame 3289 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Micr