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Samuel Copestick

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Copestick
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Brickmaker
Date of Death: 23rd July, 1861
Age: 46 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: Insubordination
Convicted at: Port Louis Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: -
Departure date:
Arrival date*: -
Place of arrival -
Passenger manifest -
* Arrival date is estimated

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-8,177,163,L,46.
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 21st August, 2018 wrote:

Samuel COPESTICK was convicted at a Court Martial in Port Louis 1838 for striking an officer, 35th Regiment. 14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘Henry’ arriving 1839.

Single man; Church of England religion; brickmaker; 5’11 3/4” height; dark complexion; dk brown hair; brown eyes; scars and marks of punishments.
Native place of birth: Staffordshire, England.
Father: John, a brickmaker at native place.
Mother: at native place
Brothers: Thomas, George & John
Sisters: Ellen, Martha & Anne

Samuel COPESTICK was further convicted at Berrima, New South Wales and given a further 15 yr transportation sentence, on 26 July 1842 for stealing from a dwelling house. Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Sir John Byng’ 1843.

1845: at Port Arthur Penal Settlement, VDL.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
1 Jan 1849: Oatlands - charged with stealing a sheep. Not Guilty.
24 Dec 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
31 March 1857: Ticket of Leave granted.
3 July 1860: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Campbell Town, Tasmania.

23 July 1861: Death of Samuel COPESTICK (entered on Index as “Shenrich”, at Campbell Town, Tasmania. Cause - bronchitis. Aged 46 yrs; labourer. (ref. 35/1/30 363)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 21st August, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-8,177,163,L,46. (prev. ), firstname: Samuel, surname: Copestick, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: ,

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