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Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis, one of 144 convicts transported on the Adamant, 26 March 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Adamant
Departure date: 26th March, 1821
Arrival date: 8th September, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 143 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 12
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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Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/1
Folio 1: 19th March 1821; received eighty convicts from the Justitia, No sick.

Folio 10: 17th April 1821; received for the use of the hospital, three knives and forks, two saucepans, one iron kattle, one bed pan, one spitting pot, one urinal, three pint pots, and three towels. Struck one iron from William Smith, Richard Miles and Samuel Davis, their legs having greatly swelled from the irons.

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 wrote:

Adamant: Surgeon’s Log: National Archives ADM 101/1/2/2   1821

Folio 17: 10th May 1821; James Haynes in double irons for fighting and swearing, also Henry Abbott for swearing. Issued each man and boy a gill of wine excepting John Haynes, Henry Abbott, John Dunn and Samuel Davis, the two latter I put also in irons for fighting.

Samuel was tried at the Old Bailey.
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 23 December 2019), December 1820, trial of SAMUEL DAVIS (t18201206-108).
SAMUEL DAVIS, Theft > pocketpicking, 6th December 1820.

108. SAMUEL DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , one watch, value 1 l.; one seal, value 10 s., and one ribbon, value 1 d., the goods of Henry Farley , from his person .

HENRY FARLEY . I am a carpenter , and live in Great Ryder-street, St. James’s. On the 18th of November I was coming down Long-acre at half-past six o’clock in the evening, three men ran against me; the prisoner drew my watch out, I secured him instantly, and saw him hand it to his companions. He got from me, I secured him again instantly - he said,

“There lies your watch, Sir.” I looked down and saw the case. Others came round, and I took him into a shop - a man brought the inside caseand the works in, and said it was thrown down an area. I was sorry I did not detain that man.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. It was dark - A. There were gas-lights. He was never out of my sight.

WILLIAM JONES . I was coming by, and saw Farley holding the prisoner by the collar.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I saw a skirmish, and the gentleman collared me instead of the man.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 22nd December, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m

Maureen Withey on 23rd December, 2019 made the following changes:


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