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Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis, one of 160 convicts transported on the Hibernia, 20 November 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: Shipwright
Date of Death: 1871
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Felony
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hibernia
Departure date: 20th November, 1818
Arrival date: 11th May, 1819
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 111 (57). Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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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Nell Murphy on 9th October, 2016 wrote:

n.b.: there are two men named Samuel Davis on this sailing of the Hibernia - this one is Identifier 1, convicted at Devon.

Samuel Davis (1) was convicted at Devon 27 July 1818 for a Felony (no confession taken). Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Hibernia’ arriving 1819.
Hulk Report: Orderly
Captain’s Report: good character

VDL:
Ticket of Leave granted
Conditional Pardon granted 26 Nov 1832 no. 425.
Free Certificate 9 Mar 1839 no. 406.

Nell Murphy on 9th October, 2016 wrote:

Indent details: aged 22yrs; brown hair; blue eyes; 5’4 1/2”; a shipwright.
Native Place - Devon, England.

natalie irvine on 11th November, 2016 wrote:

For years I have followed the other Samuel Davis No.87D. I have just been told that the Devon man No. 84D is my ancestor instead. On the records he is shown as being 22 when I am now told he was 32. My question is this: why did a shipwright only ever work as a tenant farmer all his life? Was his skill not more suited to something else I ask? Would love any more info on this man who is now new to my research. Natalie Davis.Irvine.

natalie irvine on 12th November, 2016 wrote:

Here is what I have found on Samuel Davis 84D.Arrived 1819 HIBERNIA=SHIPWRIGHT. In 1826 Samuel[aged 33] HIBERNIA] married Abigail Gilligan [34] [convict on BROTHERS. In 1829[registered 1831]only son George born[ Sam= shipwright]at Green Ponds.In 1837 Abigail died. 1852 Samuel to Vic[ ref. HIBERNIA]In 1853 Samuel died in Hobart of effects of drinking aged 65.In 1857 George drowned in MacQuarie River aged 30. That was the end of the family.  Natalie Davis Irvine.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 9th October, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 111 (57). Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 111 (57)

Nell Murphy on 9th October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), occupation

natalie irvine on 11th November, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1787 (prev. 1798), date of death: 1871 (prev. 0000), crime

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