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Robinson, George (c. 1769–?)

George Robinson, George Bannister, and John Nurse/Monroe were found guilty, on 21 April 1784 at the Old Bailey, London, of stealing from a house. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Censor hulk, and arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Scarborough as part of the First Fleet.

Robinson was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Sirius in March 1790. In February 1791 Robinson, Mary Lammerman, and William Hogg were jointly issued with a government sow. The sow littered in June making the three independent of meat. Robinson lived with Mary on a Queenborough lot in July 1791. In 1805 he was considered a second class settler, with a wife (presumably someone other than Mary Lammerman who, by then was living with Charles Clark), holding 50 acres of land, of which 16 were cultivated.

Robinson had returned to Port Jackson by 1814 where he worked as a labourer. No further records for him have been found.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 311

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'Robinson, George (c. 1769–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/robinson-george-30074/text37317, accessed 24 January 2021.

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Birth

c. 1769
Middlesex, England

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years