What Is "Man Robbery" ?
At Radnor Quarter Sessions on 4 Jan 1833 20 year old Margaret Saunders was found guilty and sentenced to a term of 7 years transportation
The ship Buffalo arrived with Margaret, and another 178 convicts.
She was born in Radnor Wales sometime during the year of 1813. She was a 'barmaid' by trade
In may of 1836 she married John Cheetham also a convict and a little over 7 months later they had the first of 4 children
They moved around a little over the next few years with the last of their children being born in 1844. Margaret died in 1852 and John re married within a year and promptly produced another 8 children with his 2nd wife Fanny. Fanny came from Trowbrigde and was an assisted immigrant and it is from this marriage that I fit into the story eventually
John and Fanny settled in an area called Picton (AKA Jarvisfield) NSW
John had total of 12 children who inturn produced some 62 children between them.
Because I have no direct line through young Margaret, I have never really pursued her parentage. I have checked her convict records. her crime is listed as MAN ROBBERY, and given her place of employ have come up with the following assumption. did she ply her customer with alcohol and promises of a flirtacious manner? WHAT IS MANN ROBBERY?
Does anyone else have further ideas or explanation for this crime.