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Samuel Allen

Samuel Allen, one of 200 convicts transported on the Runnymede, 11 November 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Runnymede
Departure date: 11th November, 1839
Arrival date: 28th March, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 119 (61)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Brian North on 3rd April, 2013 wrote:

Samuel Allen married Ann Robinson (convict) on
1st July 1850, in St Johns church, Launceston.
They had one child, Christina Anne Allen, born 1850
and resided in a house in York street, Launceston.
1851 census.

D Wong on 15th February, 2020 wrote:

Samuel Allen was listed as 16 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Birmingham.

Transported for ‘Stealing bread ad cheese’.

Goal Report: several times in prison a travelling thief Bad character.

Samuel was single, 4’10” tall, brown hair, hazel eyes, mark left cheek, several pockmarks left side of mouth.

1846: Free Certificate.

14/5/1850: Permission to marry - Ann Robinson (Emma Eugenia 1846) to Samuel Allen, free.

Samuel Allen, 43,  married Ann Robinson, 24 (Emma Eugenia 1846) on
1st July 1850, in St Johns church, Launceston.
They had one child, Christina Anne Allen, born 1850
and resided in a house in York street, Launceston.
1851 census.

Colonial Tasmanian Family Links Detail
ALLEN, SAMUEL
Gender: Male
Birth 1809
Marriage/Relationship: 1850 - LAUNCESTON,Tasmania ( ROBINSON, ANN ) [@]
Death: 1883 - LAUNCESTON,Tasmania

FAMILY INFORMATION
Children:
2846 ALLEN ANN 1851
2841 ALLEN ELIZA 1853
2847 ALLEN SAMUEL 1855
2843 ALLEN THOMAS 1859
2844 ALLEN EDWARD 1860
2842 ALLEN ARTHUR 1862
2845 ALLEN M 1864

31/5/1883: Samuel Allen died at Launceston, of Senility, listed as a Gardener.

2/6/1883 Launceston Examiner, Tas:
The funeral of the late Mr. SAMUEL ALLEN will leave his late residence, St. John-street, on Sunday, the 3rd inst., at 4 o’clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.
T. J. DOOLAN,
Undertaker, Wellington-street.

D Wong on 15th February, 2020 wrote:

**Correction**
The death on 31/5/1883 at Launceston is not attributed to Samuel Allen per ‘Woodford 1826’.  He was married to Catherine Welsh/Welch (Edward 1834).

D Wong on 15th February, 2020 wrote:

Sorry, should read, is NOW attributed to Samuel Allen on the Woodford.

Convict Changes History

Brian North on 3rd April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807, date of death 31st May, 1883, gender, crime

D Wong on 15th February, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

D Wong on 15th February, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 0000 (prev. 31st May, 1883)

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