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Samuel Chettle, one of 220 convicts transported on the Lord Eldon, April 1817
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Leicester Boro Quarter Session
30th September, 1817
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 219 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 328
||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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Anonymous on 1st August, 2011 wrote:
Baptism - Samuel Chettle 23 Oct 1777 Son of Robert and Elizabeth Chettle (St Nicholas)
Marriage - Samuel Chettle & Mary Rowlett 25 December 1807 (All Saints)
Trade - Frame Work Knitter
Home - Leicester, All Saints Parish living in Northgate Street.
Freeman - 11 May 1807, Samuel Chettle 5th Son of Robert, apprentice to Thos. Dyson.
Children of Samuel & Mary (All Saints)
Baptism 9 Jan 1809* - George Rodney Chettle,
Born - 6 Jan 1809, All Saints Baptism 1 Jul 1811 Elizabeth Sarah Chettle
Born - 22 June 1811, St Margarets
Baptism 11 July 1815 - Sarah Chettle, All Saints
Baptism 9 Jun 1817 - Robert Thomas Chettle, All Saints
It is not known where or when Samuel Chettle died as he was â€œtransportedâ€ to Australia in 1817 for stealing a dead pig, which can be read below.
Mary Chettle died 1854 and is buried in Welford Road Cemetery on February 27th 1854 aged 81. Her funeral service was held at St Mary de Castro Church Leicester.
Samuel Chettle: The harsh reality of Georgian life in the early 1800â€™s leading to 7 years transportation for stealing a dead pig, no doubt to feed his family.
Samuel wasin court 3 times:
Convicted of larceny in 1806 and sentenced to 6 months in prison.
Acquitted of larceny in 1816, "No Prosecution".
Convicted of larceny in January 1817 and sentenced to 7 years transportation.
Transported to Australia in April 1817 aboard the Lord Eldon
Details upon Arrival show Samuel Chettle to be from Leicester a Framework Weaver aged 40, 5ft 7" complexion ruddy, dark brown hair and hazel eyes.
Leicester Journal and Midland Counties General Advertiser â€“ January 31st 1817
Leicester Quarter Sessions
At the Quarter Sessions for this Borough, held on Thursday 16th instant, several prisoners were tried and sentenced as follows:- viz.
"Samuel Chettle for stealing a dead pig; to be transported for 7 years - and Chettle has also been convicted before".
Samuel Chettle did not return to England and his he left 3 children in Leicester, the youngest was born in June 1817. It should also be noted that none of Samuelsâ€™s children called any of their children Samuel. We now need to investigate to see if Samuel survived his 7 years captivity and to see if he had any further family.