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Samuel Barr

Samuel Barr, one of 200 convicts transported on the Morley, 05 August 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Barr
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Iron founder
Date of Death: 1852
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 5th August, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd December, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 150
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

Spiers on 19th January, 2021 wrote:

On the 22 April 1835 Samual Barr was granted his Certificate of Frredom. That form contained the following information: Prisoner no. 29/2591; Convict Ship. Morley, Master Harrison; Native place. County Down; Trade. Iron founder; Offence - Stealing clothes; Trial date/place-17 April 1828/ Glasgow; Sentence-7 years; DOB-1809; Height-5ft 61/2 inch, ruddy complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes.

Samuel Barr married Mary Ann Stevenson in 1835. Mary Ann Barr died in 1843 and was buried at Bunnerong ( now Pioneers Park, Botany Cemetery NSW Australia) on 12 May 1843.

On 5th January 1846 he married Sarah Cunnngham in Sydney. Samuel Barr died about 1852, possibly on 6 July. A Coroner returned a verdict of death by natural causes on 2nd August 1952.

Sarah Barr (née Cunningham) then married Elias William Wyatt on the 19 August 1852.

Convict Changes History

Spiers on 19th January, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 19th January, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1852 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 19th January, 2021 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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