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Amos Barrett

Amos Barrett, one of 220 convicts transported on the George the Third, 12 December 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amos Barrett
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Date of Death: 17th August, 1883
Age: 67 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: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: George the Third
Departure date: 12th December, 1834
Arrival date: 12th March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 491 (247)
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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Jan Brown on 13th March, 2016 wrote:

Born Stoke Ash, Suffolk, youngest son of James Barrett and Rebecca (nee Mayhew).  Convicted at the Old Bailey http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18340515-54-defend577&div=t18340515-54#highlight

D Wong on 14th March, 2016 wrote:

Amos Barrett was 19 years old on arrival in VDL – Amos survived the wreck of the George the 111 in which 131 souls perished.

Amos was 5’1 ½” tall, pale complexion, dark brown hair, light grey eyes, brown mole left side of cheek, single.

1835: Public Works.
13/5/1841: COF

1848 Census: Lived in Argyle Street, Hobart, Free.

25/1/1852 and 1/6/1856: Made trips to Melbourne.

27/10/1863: Tried for the murder of John Davis whom he employed as a French polisher.
They had an altercation about work – had been drinking – Amos struck him and he tumbled backwards, hit his head and died. Amos was acquitted.

25/9/1863 The Mercury, Hobart:
MAN KILLED.-Yesterday afternoon shortly before 5 o’clock, a man named Amos Barrett, a cabinet maker, residing in Murray-street, and another man named Davis, a French polisher, who was in Barrett’s employ, had a few words at the angle of Murray and Bathurst-streets, when Barrett struck a blow on the nose, it is said, with the back of his hand. Davis fell backwards and his head came into contact with the curbstone through which he sustained a most serious injury.
Dr Carns was promptly in attendance, and ordered the man’s removal to the Colonial Hospital, where he expired a few minutes after his arrival.Barrett was taken into custody by the police, pending the inquest on Davis. We understand that both men had been drinking together, and that Barrett had given Davis a half a crown shortly before the unfortunate affair took place.

5/4/1864: Tried for ‘Uttering’ – acquitted.

Lived with Blanche Trevaile – wife of John Trevaile (who died in 1858, Hobart) for over 20 years, at 152 Murray Street, Hobart Town.

17/8/1883: Died Newtown Pauper Establishment – of Debility – aged 66.
20/8/1883: Buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Paupers section.

greg petersen on 31st January, 2017 wrote:

He survived the wreck of George the Third on April 13, 1835
Extract of Home Office transportation registers (The National Archives microfilm HO11)
Amos Barrett; Middlesex Gaol Deliv.y; 15-5-1834; Seven years; Saved

Convict Changes History

Jan Brown on 13th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 14th March, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th August, 1883 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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