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Samuel Ashton

Samuel Ashton, one of 200 convicts transported on the Bussorah Merchant, 01 October 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Ashton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1785
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th July, 1860
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bussorah Merchant
Departure date: 1st October, 1829
Arrival date: 18th January, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 211 (108). Tasmanian Archives- convicts.
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd January, 2014 wrote:

Samuel Ashton was convicted at Middlesex, England on 20/10/1828 for stealing frying pans. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Bussorah Merchant’ arriving 07/01/1830.

Widower, 2 children; goldsmith/jeweler; aged 44 years.
Native Place of birth: St. Bartholomews City.

Assignments of service in the Colony.
1830-1833 recorded to the Van Diemen’s Land Company.

Note on Conduct Record (page 5) that he died at Port Arthur (not stated if the Penal Settlement, or just the district) on 17/07/1860.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd January, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 211 (108). Tasmanian Archives- convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 211 (1

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