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Details for the convict Robert Webster (1821)

Convict Name:Robert Webster
Trial Place:Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:13 September 1820
Sentence:Life
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Arrival Details
Ship:Grenada (2)
Arrival Year:1821
 
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In what is referred to as Bathurst convict rebellion a group of convicts led by Ralph Entwistle took to buns haranguing and terrorised local residents. They became known as "Ribbon Boys"(said to be by streamers in their hats) till their activies led to the murder of James Greenwood "Eliza 1822" a convict overseer at a local property on23 September 1830. In addition to Robert other members of the gang were ; Ralph Entwistle (John 1827), William Gahan(Eliza 1829), Michael Kearney (Governor Ready 1829), Patrick Gleeson (Larkins 1829), Dominic Daley (Ferguson 1829), James driver (Lord Melville 1829), John Kenny (Governor Ready 1829), Thomas Dunne (Sophia 1829) and John Sheppard (Norfolk 1829). Authorities responded quickly soon locating the group and bringing them to justice. Ten me n were convicted at Bathurst Supreme Court on 30 October 1830 and sentenced to death. Robert along with none others were hanged at Bathurst on 3 November 1830. Source; Sydney Gazette NSW Advertiser 4 Sept 1830 p3, 23 Sept 1830, 30 Oct 1830 & 11 Nov 1830
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 14 June 2014

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Research notes

Robert was born about 1802 Wapping Middlesex
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 9 June 2014
Robert was tried and convicted at Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 13 September 1820 and sentenced to life transportation
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 9 June 2014
Robert arrived Sydney aged aboutv19 aboard Grenada on 16 September 1821, with his Indent showing trade as "waterman"
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 9 June 2014
Robert was hanged on 3 November 1830 at Bathurst for bush ranging (steal from a dwelling place and putting occupants in fear). Source; NSW State Archives Convict Death Register
Submitted by Researcher (Brian & Toni ) on 14 June 2014

Disclaimer: The information has not been verified by Claim a Convict. As this information is contributed, it is the responsibility of those who use the data to verify its accuracy.

Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/4, p.29

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