|Mother's ship:||Tasmania 2|
|Age when admitted:||2yrs|
|Date admitted:||13 May 1846|
|Date discharged:||15 Nov 1846|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||died from inflamation of lungs|
His mother, Esther Burgess, and her eldest sister, Mary, were convicted of stealing potatoes and transported for 7 years to Hobart Tasmania.Â Robert and his siblings were transported also as Esther was a widow and there was no one left in Ireland to look after them.
Robert was admitted at the age of 2 years on 13 May 1846.Â This was much later than any of his other siblings as he was so young when the family arrived in Tasmania.Â At the time he still required his mother care.Â His mother, Esther, was a convict so any dependent children were placed in government care.Â Robert died while in care on 15 November 1846.