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Samuel Davenport, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 03 September 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
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life span was 55 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 377 (190)
||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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Roger Churm on 15th April, 2019 wrote:
London’Central Criminal Court.
17th May 1820
Reference Number t18200516-86
670. Samuel Davenport was indicted for embezzlement.
Mr Barry conducted the prosecution.
Mr Benjamin Walker. I am an attorney,and live in Broad street,Long-acre;the prisoner had been my clerk for two years. I took him by assignment from Mr Fletcher,and entrusted him to receive money on my account.I expected Mr.Pownall to pay some money at my office on account of an action.About the middle of September I went into the country,when I came to town again I found he had been gone sometime without any information of his going.I offered a reward,and he was brought to me in March last.I discovered he had received 47I.12 s. Which never accounted.
Cross-examined by Mr Arabin. Q He was in distress- A.He was;I advanced money for him on his brother’s security. He had no protector but myself.
MR JOHN POWNALL. I am an attorney,and live in Staples Inn.On the 25th of September I paid Mr Whitaker’s clerk 47I.12s,at my chambers;the prisoner is so much altered in dress and manners,that I have no recollection of him-he wrote the receipt,which I produce,in my presence,I paid him some 10l.notes,also two 1I.notes.He called on me for the money,and I paid him.
Mr.Whitaker re-examined.The receipt is in the prisoner’s writing.
Transported for Fourteen Years.
First Middlesex Jury. before Mr.Common Setgeant
Convict Changes History
Roger Churm on 15th April, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), crime