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Samuel Ellis

Samuel Ellis, one of 320 convicts transported on the John Barry, 07 September 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Ellis
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Housebreaking
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: John Barry
Departure date: 7th September, 1835
Arrival date: 17th January, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 320 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 147 (76)
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

D Wong on 11th July, 2013 wrote:

Samuel Ellis 23 years old and his occupation was a “Glasscutter”.

8/5/1839: Was convicted of being a accessory to murder when Andrew Shanley was shot and killed by Peter Scallion (Royal Sovereign 1833, he was hanged) at Sutton Forest.

Samuel was sentenced to be transported for Life and was sent to Norfolk Island.

26/7/1845: Arrived in VDL per Governor Phillip.

Samuel was then described as: 32 years old, 5’5 1/2” tall, protestant, Illiterate, single, fresh complexion, dark brown hair and bushy bears, hazel eyes, native place was Dudley, left hand swollen, left arm has been broken, small scar upper right lip.

6/2/1846: Emerged from gang at Impression Bay.

3/4/1847: Tried at Oatlands, for assaulting Joseph Newton and putting him in fear for his life and stealing his money and 4 promissary notes for £5.
To be transported for life.  He was sent to Port Arthur for 4 years.

11/11/1851: Was in the Hobart Port Barracks but absconded again.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813, gender, crime

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