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Samuel Davenport

Samuel Davenport, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 03 September 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Davenport
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Embezzlement
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 3rd September, 1820
Arrival date: 28th December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 377 (190)
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

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.

GUILTY.Aged 22

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

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