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Samuel Baverstock, one of 400 convicts transported on the Moffatt, 04 January 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||9th January, 1892
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 257 (130)
||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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Alexa Wignall on 25th March, 2016 wrote:
Wife in England: Jane Baverstock nee Smith
child: John George Baverstock
D Wong on 26th March, 2016 wrote:
Samuel was listed as being born in 1805 and 28 years old on arrival in VDL.
I have also found birth dates of 1799, 1801 and 1815.
25/7/1827: Married Jane Smith (1805-1865), at Newtown.
Son: John George 1827-1909
Daughter: Anne 1829 - ??
The 1841 census of England shows they were then in the Newbury Union workhouse.
Samuel was 5’4 ½” tall, dark complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes.
1835: Assigned to Mr. Richard Holmes.
2/4/1844: Married Mary Herring, aged 23 and Samuel listed as 29. They had about 5 children. (Mary had arrived with her family on the ‘Orleanna’ 1842.)
November 1844: son Henry born in Tasmania – Samuel listed as a farmer.
20/4/1847: CP Extended to the Australian colonies.
They moved to South Australia.
17/12/1857: Licensee for the Reed Beds Inn, for wine and beer.
31/10/1878 South Australian Register:
Was a gardener – wife Mary was raped by two men at his house. She was 58 and going blind.
Samuel was an avid bird catcher.
Convict Changes History
Alexa Wignall on 25th March, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 9th January, 1892 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 26th March, 2016 made the following changes:
alias1: Bevistock, occupation