The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
Robert BOGG [18431]
Mary [18432]
Robert BOGG Jnr [16756]
(Abt 1799-1875)


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1. Mary TOUCHER (DOWNING) [16757]

Robert BOGG Jnr [16756]

  • Born: Abt 1799, Lincolnshire
  • Marriage (1): Mary TOUCHER (DOWNING) [16757] about 1825 in England.
  • Died: 30 Apr 1875, Bridgey Swamp Big Hill Arthursleigh Marulan NSW aged about 76
  • Buried: Marulan NSW AU

bullet  General Notes:

Robert was a shoemaker who travelled to Sydney in 1814 on the Broxbornebury aged 15 with his mother and siblings. He returned to England leaving Sydney on the Venerable 19 Apr 1823. He paid his passage of two pounds fifteen shillings This is recorded in the NSW State Records 4/4774, Reel 562. COD No. 421.

He met and "married" Mary and they had two children born in England. Robert returned to Australia on board the "Boddington" in April 1828. The Bogg family story is that he worked his passage arriving with one shilling. The "Boddington" arrived in Sydney Cove on 22nd April 1828, under Captain J. R. Taylor.

A NSW Census in 1828 placed Robert and his family as:
B1501. Robert Bogg, F28, Came Free, Ship "Boddington", Arrival 1828, Regligion
P., Occupation Shoemaker. Residence Phillip Street, Sydney.
B1502. Mary Bogg, F26, Came Free, Ship "Alexander Henry", Arrival 1828, Religion P.
B1503. Hannah Bogg, 3 years, Came Free, Ship "Alexander Henry", Arrival 1828.
B1504. Francis Bogg, 2 years, Came Free, Ship "Alexander Henry", Arrival 1828.
Note. The ages as given are uncertain

In 1832 Robert was working on his own account in York St Sydney.

On 24th June 1836 Robert Bogg Jnr. and his wife Mary Bogg were charged before
the Sydney Police Court with stealing "one tame fowl" the property of Thomas
Hely and committed for Trial at the Sydney Court of Quarter Sessions on 12th
July 1836. The Court Record shows the following:
"On Oath, Mr. Joseph Nobbs, him residing in York Street, being sworn deposeth and saith -
Yesterday as I stood at my gate I saw the prisoner Bogg.........a Cock from the...........
.......( not legible)........He came to me and asked me if it was mine, I told him that it was not
and he then said that I could have it if it was, he then took the Cock away with him and when
I saw Mr. Hely looking for the Cock, I told him what I had seen.
The female person was in the company of the male prisoner. They both had hold of the
Cock and the Cock's legs were tied.
Signed Joseph Nobbs. Sworn the 24th June 1836 before W. Wilson.

24th June 1836
Robert Bogg, Free
& Mary Bogg, Free
Thomas the Sydney.......being sworn Deposeth and saith - I missed a Cock,
my property, out of .....yard yesterday. I was informed that a man had been seen ......
a Cock from the.........and after doing so that he carried it away with him. I went in pursuit
of the man and found him near a Public House and the man's wife was with him and had
the Cock concealed under her apron. I demanded the Cock but the prisoner who is this
man, refused to give the Cock up to me. The prisoner's wife persuade him to give it
up. I believe that my son tied the legs of the Cock in order to prevent him leaving the yard.
The prisoner did say that he would deliver up the Cock if I made an affidavit that it not..(?)
mine. He said that after I found the female person Bogg - the woman that was with him.
The value of the Cock is three shillings. Thos. Hely X his mark

12th July 1836
In the Court of Quarter Sessions
New South Wales to wit
Be it remembered that John Hubert Plunkett Esq., His Majesty's Attorney Gereral
for the Colony of New South Wales, who prosecutes for His Majesty in his behalf,
being present in the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace now here on
the 12th day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
six at Sydney in the said Colony, informs the said Court that-
Robert Bogg, late of Sydney in the said Colony of New South Wales, Labourer
and Mary Bogg of the same place, seamstress-
On the twenty third day of June in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and thirty six at Sydney aforesaid in the Colony aforesaid
one tame fowl of the value of three shillings of the Goods and Chattels of Thomas Hely
Then and there being found feloniously did steal, take, and carry away, against the Peace of Our Lord the King, His Crown and Dignity, and against the form of the Statute, in such Case made and provided.
Sydney Quarter Sessions.
Tried 12th July 1836 by a Civil Jury
VERDICT - Not Guilty

The Sydney Gazette on Tuesday 9th July 1839 contained the following article:-
8th July 1839, before the Chairman and Civil Jury Robert Bogg was indicted for embezzlement.
The prisoner, who is a shoemaker, was entrusted with some work to perform by Mr. Slowman,
which he was charged with embezzling. Pleaded Guilty:
Three calender months to the house of correction.

Robert Bogg and Mary Bogg appear to have separated at some point after 1836. This was not the first time as evidenced by the following notice in the Sydney Gazette on Thursday 29th March 1832
WHEREAS my Wife, Mary Bogg,
has left her home without any just cause or provocation, I hereby caution the Public against giving any trust or credit on my account.

Between 1836 and 1850 Robert and his sons Francis and John moved to the Sutton Forest Area near Berrima, with a postal address of Robert Bogg Post Office Berrima on 8 Dec 1848, Sutton Forrest on 30 Apr 1850, Berrima on 30 Sep 1850
In 1863 he received a land grant at Big Hill Marulan NSW, but he remained a bootmaker all his life.
Ref: D Becker

bullet  Research Notes:

Robert Bogg and Robert Howden [25443] are very likely to be one and the same person.


Robert married Mary TOUCHER (DOWNING) [16757] [MRIN: 6006] about 1825 in England. (Mary TOUCHER (DOWNING) [16757] was born on 8 Apr 1808 in St Mathew Bethnal Green LND, died on 5 Oct 1884 in Ulmarra NSW and was buried on 7 Oct 1884 in Ulmarra NSW.)

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