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Samuel Bass

Samuel Bass, one of 500 convicts transported on the Anson, 23 September 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Bass
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Silk weaver
Date of Death: 15th May, 1878
Age: 83 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 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Anson
Departure date: 23rd September, 1843
Arrival date: 4th February, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 498 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 453 (208)
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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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
Punishment: Transportation

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.
Brother: William
Sisters: Sarah, Louisa.

28/5/1850: TOL
16/11/1852: CP

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

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