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Samuel Barrett, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821
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life span was 54 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 114
||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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Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2021 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 February 2021), April 1821, trial of JAMES HOWLETT JOHN MORRIS SAMUEL BARRETT (t18210411-128).
JAMES HOWLETT, JOHN MORRIS, SAMUEL BARRETT, Theft > pocketpicking, 11th April 1821.
614. JAMES HOWLETT , JOHN MORRIS , and SAMUEL BARRETT were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Alfred Nicholson , from his person .
MR. ALFRED NICHOLSON . I live in David-street, Berkley-square. On the 2d of April, between twelve and one o’clock, I was in St. James-street . My handkerchief was in my pocket. At the corner of Jermyn-street, I saw a crowd. I attempted to get through - it reached almost all down the street. A procession was going to the Queen. I fell in my pocket, and missed my handkerchief. The prisoners were secured instantly, and my handkerchief found.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
WILLIAM JONES . I am a constable. I was stationed in St. James’s-street, and saw the three prisoners, in company with another, coming up the street, close behind Mr. Nicholson, We had noticed them before for three or four minutes, close together. I saw Howlett sounding Mr. Nicholson’s pocket first, and immediately a girl of the town hit him on the shoulder - the other three followed. Morris put his hand into the gentleman’s pocket, and took a handkerchief out - I secured him with it.
Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What procession was it - A. The Odd Fellows were going to the Queen. Sounding, is feeling to see if any thing is in the pocket.
JAMES GRIFFITHS . I belong to the Royal Humane Society. I saw the three prisoners, with another, coming behind the prosecutor, Howlett touched his pocket - Morris then took his handkerchief out - Barrett was close behind him, and must have seen it. I took Barrett directly - they were all together.
ROBERT DEAN . I am a broker, and live in the New-cut. I was in company with Jones, and saw the prisoners and another behind the prosecutor. I saw Howlett feel the pocket, and afterwards saw Morris with the handkerchief in his hand, shoving it up his jacket. We secured the three.
WILLIAM MASON . I am a constable, and was with the others, and received them in charge.
WILLIAM WILSON . I am a Bow-street patrol. I saw the prisoners walking up St. James’s-street; they were together, in company with another. I followed them, and saw Morris take the handkerchief from the prosecutor’s pocket, and put it up his jacket. The fourth man got away.
HOWLETT’S Defence. I was looking after work - I did not see them take it.
BARRETT’S Defence. Griffiths laid hold of me, and said,
“I have just come in time for a chance.” I was standing to see the procession, but know nothing of the robbery.
HOWLETT - GUILTY . Aged 20.
MORRIS - GUILTY . Aged 22.
BARRETT - GUILTY . Aged 26.
Transported for Life .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th June, 2021 wrote:
Burials in the Parish of Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham in the Year 1826
Name; Samuel Barrett
Abode; Hobart Town
When buried; 1826, 22 April
Age; 33 years
Ship’s Name; Phoenix
Quality or profession. Convict
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; W Bedford
Trial; Old Bailey - 11 April 1821 - Life
Transported for “Felony” Stated Offence; Picking Pockets
Old Bailey On-Line
Name; Samuel Barrett
Born; 1795 -
Trial; 11 April 1821. Tried at Old Bailey, London (Old Bailey). Accused of pocket-picking (stealing, on the 2d of April, one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Alfred Nicholson , from his person). Found guilty. Sentenced to transportation.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th June, 2021 made the following changes:
date of death: 1826 (prev. 0000)