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Hobbs, Robert (1764–1839)

Robert Hobbs was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing 38 pieces of calico. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Active as part of the Third Fleet. By 1800 he was renting a farm at Mulgrave Place. He married Bridget Heslin in 1801 and a year later purchased land at Mulgrave Place; he was granted a further 60 acres in 1803. In 1806 he was granted 60 acres at Hawkesbury Lagoon. In the 1814 Muster he was described as an 'invalid' and was assigned convicts to assist with farm work.

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London, Middlesex, England


26 February 1839
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years