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Roberts, John (1795–1829)

John Roberts, a labourer, was sentenced to life transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Shipley. He was described as being 5 feet 8½ inches (172.7 cms) tall, with a fair pale complexion, light brown hair and blue eyes. He was a government servant at Parramatta, working for J. Jones in 1822.  In 1825 his occupation was given as flogger. In the 1828 Census his occupation was given as dealer with Isaac Moss.

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Alternative Names
  • Robarts, John

Tipperary, Ireland


5 October 1829
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: unknown
Sentence: life