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Samuel Bass, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th May, 1878
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 453 (208)
||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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D Wong on 17th February, 2016 wrote:
SAMUEL BASS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 3rd April 1843.
Reference Number: t18430403-1163
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
SAMUEL BASS , was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of July, at Norton Falgate, 81 yards of satin, value 6l., the goods of Andrew Peacock and another, in their dwelling-house; and that he—I knew him well for about two years—he was in the habit of pawning silks at our place.
GUILTY . Aged 40.— Transported for Fourteen Years.
(There was another indictment against the prisoner.)
Samuel was 5’4 ¼” tall, his birth date given as 1802 (at death the date was given as 1795)could read and write, protestant, dark brown hair, whiskers and eyes.
He was married – wife Elizabeth and 3 children at Bethnal Green. Samuel was born in Sudbury, Suffolk.
Mother: Susan at native place.
Sisters: Sarah, Louisa.
1853: Permission to marry Mary Leahy/Lahy (Earl Grey 1850) Mary arrived with her child Honora.
24/4/1854: Married at Hobart.
4/6/1878: Samuel died at the General Hospital, Hobart, of Apoplexy. Listed as a Labourer.
Samuel was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery – Paupers Section. (He was listed as born in 1795 and 83 years old when he died.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 17th February, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th May, 1878 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime