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Robert Ward (1797–1846)

Robert Ward, a baker and plumber, was sentenced to 14 years transportation for theft. He arrived in Sydney in 1820 aboard the Mangles. He was described as being 5 feet 10½ inches (179 cms) tall and had a sallow complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. In January 1821 he was on the list of prisoners transported to Newcastle on the Lady Nelson. In October 1824 he was sent to Port Macquarie as punishment for trying to stowaway. In November 1828 he was in private lodging attached to the Hyde Park Barracks. He married Jane Brown on 27 September 1836.

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Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland


24 July, 1846 (aged ~ 49)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years