Robert BAILS

Family name(s) BAILS, BALES
Given name(s) Robert
Alternate name(s) Bales
Sex Male
Occupation Labourer and former soldier
Age when departed England 21
Trial date 28 February 1785
Trial place Reading, Berkshire
Crimes Assault and highway robbery
Value of crimes 2 shillings
Original sentence Death
Transported for 14 years
Ship Alexander
Date left colony
Date of Death


Described as “near six feet high, wears his own lank hair, pitted with the smallpox, thick lips and stout made”, he had been a soldier. In October 1788 he received 25 lashes for insolence.In 1806 he was listed as a schoolmaster.