Robert BOGG 
- Born: c12 May 1769, Lincolnshire ENG
- Christened: 7 Jun 1779, Lincolnshire ENG
- Marriage (1): Mary 
- Marriage (2): Mary Ann COWLE  on 10 Jul 1826 in St Phillips Sydney
- Died: 30 Apr 1829, Sydney NSW Australia aged 59
- Buried: 2 May 1829, Old Cemetery Sydney NSW
Old Bailey 7 Apr 1813 Robert Bogg was indicted and pleaded guilty before Mr. Recorder, First Middlesex Jury "that he on the 16th February, had in his custody and possession, divers forged; bank notes, he knowing them to be forged." He was sentenced to 14 years transportation.
He was also indicted for feloniously forging on the 16th February, a bank note for the payment of Five Pounds with the intention to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. Evidence was not offered on this second charge of forgery and he was aquitted on that charge.
Robert was transported to Australia on the General Hewitt as a convict. The ship arrived in Sydney 7 Feb 1814 and reported a high mortality rate during the voyage of 33 persons mainly from dysentry and typhus. This occasioned a Medical Court of Enquiry into the causes.
According to the ship records of the "General Hewitt" Robert Bogg was a native of Lincoln, calling - Shoemaker, aged 45 years, height 5ft 8", complexion - fair-sallow, hair - brown, eyes - hazel.
Robert Bogg Occupation Shoemaker Age 45 Birth year 1768 Conviction year 1813 Place convicted Middlesex County convicted Middlesex Country convicted England Sentence 14 Years Arrival year - Ship name General Hewitt Series Indents 1788-1842 (NRS 12188) Reel 393 Archive State Records Authority of New South Wales Record set Australia Convict Ships 1786-1849
When his family joined him he was granted a ticket of leave so he could work and support himself and family. Robert set up a shoemaking business in Pitt Street Sydney, where he employed others, including convicts and later his sons.
In 1825 he was granted a Conditional Pardon and The Sydney Gazette reported on 13th February 1828 "The undermentioned persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week Viz General Hewett - Robert Bogg" However there is an indication this was withdrawn and he remained a convict.
On 4 December 1826 Robert BOGG, of No. 2 Pitt Street, petitioned Charles Cowper (secretary to the Church and Schools Land Corporation & son of Rev. William Cowper), asking for permission to take Jonathan Donahoe from the Male Orphan School as an apprentice in his trade as shoemaker. It was recorded that Bogg was a "fit person to be entrusted with an apprentice..." and the term of the apprenticeship was said to be 5 years.
(Ref: SRNSW Orphan School Records - Series NRS 783; Reel 2776, pp155-6)
Roberts remains were reinterred at NSW Botany Pioneer Memorial Cemetery when the old Cemetery in the Sand Hills was taken for the site of Sydney Central Railway Station
Robert married Mary  [MRIN: 6635]. (Mary  was born in 1766, died on 22 Mar 1819 in Sydney NSW Australia and was buried in Old Central Cemetery Sydney NSW.)
Robert next married Mary Ann COWLE  [MRIN: 6641], daughter of COWLE  and Unknown, on 10 Jul 1826 in St Phillips Sydney. (Mary Ann COWLE  was born about 1806 and died in 1842 in Sydney NSW Australia.)