Robert Hyett

Robert Hyett was born in 1805 in Awre. On 2 June 1817, he was sentenced to 21 days in prison for absconding from service as an apprentice and  He then worked as a labourer in Blakeney. On 3 August 1826, at the age of 21 he was sentenced to transportation for life for the theft of three half-crowns and four shillings from Richard Peters, a labourer. After a spell on a hulk, he was transferred to the Andromeda which set sale on 14 Oct 1826 and arrived in Van Diemen’s Land on 23 Feb 1827.

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