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Samuel Askwith

Samuel Askwith, one of 260 convicts transported on the Surrey, 09 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Askwith
Aliases: Asquith, Ashwith
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 1894
Age: 80 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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: York. West Riding Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 9th April, 1834
Arrival date: 17th August, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 261 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 341 (172)
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

D Wong on 14th March, 2013 wrote:

1838: TOL
20/6/1840: TOL Passport Maitland Bench
22/2/1841: COF

1844: Married Margaret Butler Whailing/Whalen.  They had 7 children.

Margaret died in 1896 at Newtown.

10/11/1894: Samuel died at Redfern and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery.

D Wong on 11th February, 2014 wrote:

Samuel was convicted, along with John Mellor (Bengal Merchant 1834) for highway robbery and stealing money from Benjamin Pinder in Halifax on 16/10/1833.

Samuel may have been apprenticed to James Mellor a cabinetmaker and upholsterer at Barum Top, Halifax - and the father of John Mellor.

Convict Changes History

vicki bilsen on 13th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1814, date of death 1894, occupation, crime

D Wong on 14th March, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, alias2, gender

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