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Samuel Daws

Samuel Daws, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 10 August 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Daws
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Gardener
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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Leicester Borough Quarter Sess.
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 10th August, 1838
Arrival date: 6th December, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 328. 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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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2013 wrote:

Samuel Daws was convicted at Leicester for stealing a book. 14yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Augusta Jessie’, arriving 1838.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: well behaved.

Married man, wife Al…(Alice?) at native place.

Assignments in Colony.
Recommended for early Ticket of Leave on 01/03/1844 for meritorious conduct in assisting in capture of bushrangers, at Port Arthur.

Conditional Pardon 23/11/1847
Free Certificate 27/07/1852

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 7th December, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1803, gender, occupation, crime

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