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Item: 58078
Surname: Sheldon
First Name: Robert
Ship: Waterloo 1833
Date: 1841 15 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Gaol Entrance books 1841 no 184
Details: Bond. From Staffordshire. Blacksmith. Transported to Sydney Gaol


 
Item: 67191
Surname: Sheldon
First Name: Robert
Ship: Waterloo 1833
Date: 1838 18 July
Place: Paterson
Source: GG
Details: Blacksmith aged 28. Tried Staffordshire. 5'7"; ruddy, pockpitted compl., sandy hair grey eyes; absconded from W. Burnett since July 8


 
Item: 111279
Surname: Sheldon
First Name: Robert
Ship: Waterloo 1833
Date: 1835 6 February
Place: Newcastle gaol
Source: NGE
Details: Blacksmith from Staffordshire. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Paterson. Remanded for corporal punishment. Sent to Police for punishment 6 February


 
Item: 117444
Surname: Sheldon
First Name: Robert
Ship: Waterloo 1833
Date: 1839 20 February
Place: Paterson
Source: GG 1839
Details: Apprehended after absconding from William Burnett


 
Item: 117635
Surname: Sheldon
First Name: Robert
Ship: Waterloo 1833
Date: 1839 24 April
Place: Muswellbrook
Source: GG 1839
Details: Blacksmith from Staffordshire. Absconded from the lockup at Muswellbrook 10th April


 
Item: 183440
Surname: Sheldon
First Name: Robert
Ship: Waterloo 1833
Date: 8 May 1839
Place: Muswellbrook Police Office
Source: Title: Muswellbrook Court of Petty Sessions, Bench Books, 1838-1843. Ancestry.com
Details: William Atkinson per Guildford 1827 assigned to Mr. McCrohon, Robert Sheldon per Waterloo assigned to Edward Cory and advertised as a runaway from Mr. Burnetts service, Thomas Farrow per Mangles 1833 assigned to Edward Cory also advertised as a runaway from Mr. Burnetts service and James McCoy per Hive assigned to Mr. Pringle. Thomas Ward deposed - I am overseer to Mr. Williams at the Namoi river at Boggabri. I was there about 17 January last when a man came to my hut and asked for a drink which my wife gave him. He then went to the mens hut and got another drink. James Maloney told me that he saw this man hold up three of his fingers which he thought meant to let some others know that we were three men at the place. Immediately after four more men came walking up as quick as they could walk and gave the first man a pistol. Prisoner Thomas Farrow with a pistol in each hand stood over us telling us not to move and that they would not hurt us. Farrow said he would not hurt me as I was a poor man. They wanted nothing but provisions. They placed my wife, Edward Hollis and James Malony and a black boy all beside me. Another man stood at the back door with a pistol. He was the man who came up first and a third man stood over us beside Farrow while the remaining two searched the place. They took tea, tobacco, boots, clothing, silk handerchief, cheese, two pistols, knives and a lancet, a horse rasp, gunpowder and two quart pots. They offered no violence but I was in bodily fear. They took a watch which the man who came first gave back to us. The whole party was armed with pistols. Most of the property belonged to my master Mr. Robert Williams. James Rush deposed...I went down to another station and I left a man named Job Dews, an assigned servant of Mr. Bills in charge of my hut. I returned and saw the four prisoners in the hut. The prisoner Sheldon was the only one I recollected seeing before. Atkinson and Farrow presented their pistols at me. They said I was a great friend of the constables. Job Dews per Bengal Merchant assigned to Mr. William Bill deposed that the four prisoners were the men who robbed the station. The prisoners were committed for trial. - Note by Magistrate Edward Denny Day - I regret to state that the prisoners Atkinson, Sheldon and Farrow effected their escape from the watch house at Muswellbrook on the night of the 18th April last and are still at large



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