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Samuel Bowen

Samuel Bowen, one of 160 convicts transported on the Competitor, 18 March 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Bowen
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Blacksmith/turner
Date of Death: 15th February, 1870
Age: 73 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Monmouth Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 18th March, 1823
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 5 (4)
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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Community Contributions

jennifer stubbs on 5th September, 2013 wrote:

married to Ann and child Daniel . came out to Australia in 1827

D Wong on 7th September, 2013 wrote:

Samuel Bowen was 5’6 1/2” tall, had brown hair and eyes and a number of small scars on his arm and nose.

19/5/1820: Married Ann Richards, mother of his son Daniel.  They followed him to VDL and arrived per “Persian in 1827”.

Samuel was assigned to his wife in 1830 & 1832 musters.
1833 Muster: At Public Works.
30/9/1835: CP

First wife Ann died around 1834.

28/4/1837: Married Ann Barnes, born 1804 Norfolk Island, and died 1876 Ringarooma Tas.  They had 2 children.

Samuel was a Vice Post Master at Cape Portland.

15/2/1870: Samuel died at Ringarooma, Tas., aged 72.

Convict Changes History

jennifer stubbs on 5th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of death 1870, occupation, crime

D Wong on 7th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797, date of death 15th February, 1870, gender

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