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Details for the convict Robert Humphries (1829)

Convict Name:Robert Humphries
Trial Place:London Gaol Delivery
Trial Date:21 February 1828
Sentence:7 years
Arrival Details
Ship:John I (2)
Arrival Year:1829
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Robert's baptism record is not online.
He was most likely baptised in St. Bartholomew the Less church in West Smithfield, London.
The other church nearby is St. Batholomew the Great. The records for which are online and Robert does not appear in this record.

Robert was a NSW convict.

He was indicted for stealing one handkerchief on the 16th February 1928, the property of William Gaven of 15 Welbeck Street, London.
He was found guilty and sentenced to be transported for 7 years. He was 17 years old.

Notes from the trial on the day:
ROBERT HUMPHRIES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of February, 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of William Gaven, from his person.
WILLIAM GAVEL: I live at No. 15, Welbeck-street.--
On the 16th of February, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Holborn, and perceived somebody press against my shoulder, and my coat pocket lifted up; I turned, and saw the prisoner close to my shoulder; I said, "You are a thief !" he ran away; I 'pursued, calling "Stop thief!" he turned up a court - a man came down, and stopped him : I overtook him, and gave him in charge of an officer. I found my handkerchief on the ground, close to where I felt it taken : a man, who followed me, picked it up while I pursued: the prisoner begged of me to forgive him.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner's Defence, I was its Holborn; two boys pushed by the gentleman; He turned, and called "Stop thief" I turned up Union-court, and was stopped.
GUILTY. Aged 17.
Transported for 7 years.

He arrived in Sydney aboard the 'John' on the 22-5-1829.
His convict record states he was a bricklayer.

He received his certificate of freedom on the 23-4-1835.

He married Bridget Considine on 14-12-1836 in NSW.

They appears in the 1841 census of NSW living near Goulburn.
By this time two of his sons Robert (jnr) and Michael have been born.
Bridget was recorded as a Roman Catholic with the other three recorded as Church of England.
Bridget had 'arrived free' in the colony.
Submitted by Researcher (Chris Nilsen) on 5 October 2018

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/7, p.76

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