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John Roberts (?–?)

John Roberts, labourer, was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Shipley. He was sent on to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) aboard the Guildford in 1820. He was described as being 5 feet 7½ inches (170.2 cms) tall, with brown hair and grey eyes. In June 1821 he was found guilty of breaking and entering into the house of Judith Fenton and was sentenced to be transported to Newcastle for the remainder of his sentence.

His occupation was given as brickmaker in the 1825 and 1828 Genral Muster and Census. He was living at Parramatta.

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Alternative Names
  • Robarts, John
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Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years