Born in England circa 1757-Died in the
Robert Nettleton was charged with his
wife Elizabeth on two counts at Kingston upon Hull,
Yorks, on 12 October 1784: theft of five silk
handkerchiefs and theft of “Twelve pair of scissors and
six pair of Candle Snuffers”.
He was sentenced to be transported beyond
the seas for seven years and at the age of 27 was
ordered to the Ceres hulk on 15 April 1785.
Robert was delivered to Alexander on 6
He died and was buried at Port Jackson
(Sydney Cove) on 23 May 1788.
To The Memory of
Death is what happened to me while
I was busy making plans.
The supreme irony of life is that no one
gets out alive.
May Robert Nettleton Rest in Peace.
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.