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D Wong on 5th May, 2019 wrote:
National Records of Scotland
Precognition against Robert Shaw for the crime of forgery and uttering forged writings
Dates 1834
Accused Robert Shaw, alias Smith, John, labourer, Address: Byres of Kilwinning, Ayrshire.
Robert Shaw, alias Smith, John, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - Life.
Robert Shaw was listed as 28 years old on arrival in VDL.
Place of Birth: Stirling. Scotland.
Robert was 5’9¾” tall, brown complexion, black hair and whiskers, dark brown eyes, long scar across left cheekbone, stout made.
Married with 2 children - wife Margaret at Eaglesham.
Robert was a survivor of the wreck of the ‘George 111”.
Robert was granted a pass and to be freed from all penal coercion for his good conduct on the occasion of a fire on board the George 3rd.

1841 Muster: CP

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