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Samuel Franklin

Samuel Franklin, one of 200 convicts transported on the Indian, July 1810

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Franklin
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1860
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Oxford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Indian
Departure date: July, 1810
Arrival date: 16th December, 1810
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 17 (10)
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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Denis Pember on 13th February, 2016 wrote:

Newspaper reports (week by week) regarding the trial of Samuel, outline his crime.

Oxford Journal Sat 4 Mar 1809 p.3…
On Monday next, the Hon. Mr. Baron Graham and the Hon. Mr. Baron Wood will open their commission at Reading for holding the Assize and General Gaol Delivery for the county of Berks: and on Wednesday their Lordships will open their commission at the Town Hall for this county. The following prisoners are in custody in our Castle for trial; viz…
Geo. Bowerman, and Samuel Franklin, on suspicion of having feloniously and burglariously broken open the dwelling houses of Rd. Leatherman and Thomas Edney, of Caversham, and Shiplake, and stealing several articles, their property.

Oxford Journal Sat 11 Mar 1809 p.3…
George Bowerman and Samuel Franklin for burglariously breaking open the dwelling houses of R. Leatherman and T. Edney, of Caversham and Shiplake, and stealing sundry articles were found guilty of stealing, but acquitted of the burglary.

Oxford Journal Sat 18 Mar 1809 p.3…
George Bowerman and Samuel Franklin were not acquitted of the burglary, as incorrectly stated last week, but convicted, and also received sentence of death…George Bowerman and Samuel Franklin are reprieved.

Oxford Journal Sat 29 Apr 1809 p.3…
On Thursday morning last the following prisoners under sentence of transportation, were removed from our Castle Gaol to Portsmouth, to be embarked with other convicts for Botany Bay; viz…George Bowerman, Samuel Franklin…

Denis Pember on 13th February, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Samuel married Euphemia Davis, May 31st 1813 at Parramatta.
Samuel Franklin of the parish of St John Parramatta and Euphemia Davis of ditto
were married in this church by banns
this 31 day of May in the year 1813 by me Samuel Marsden.
Samuel made his X mark and Euphemia signed the register as “Euphemia Davies” in the presence of George Bowan and Martha Wright who both made their X marks.
Euphemia was the daughter of William Davis (Convict, Scarborough, 1790) and Jane Reid (Convict, Lady Juliana, 1790).
Samuel and Euphemia had 6 children between 1815 and 1826.

Denis Pember on 13th February, 2016 wrote:

Muster 1822:
Franklin, Samuel, ticket of leave, Indian, life, landholder, Liverpool.
Franklin, Euphema, born in the colony, wife to S. Franklin, Liverpool.
Franklin, 7, born in the colony, child of above.
Franklin, 5, born in the colony, child of above.
Franklin, 3, born in the colony, child of above.
Franklin, 1, born in the colony, child of above.

Muster 1825:
Franklin, Samuel, ticket of leave, Indian, 1810, life, landholder, Campbelltown.
Franklin, Euphemia, born in the colony, wife of Samuel Franklin, Campbelltown.
Franklin, James, 11, born in the colony, son of Samuel Franklin, Campbelltown.
Franklin, Elizabeth, 7, born in the colony, daughter of Samuel Franklin, Campbelltown.
Franklin, William, 5, born in the colony, son of Samuel Franklin, Campbelltown.
Franklin, John, 3, born in the colony, son of Samuel Franklin, Campbelltown.

Denis Pember on 13th February, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales: Page 155:
[Ref F1272] Franklin, Samuel, 40, ticket of leave, Indian, 1810, life, Protestant, settler, Airds. 25 acres, cleared and 20 cultivated, 1 horse 12 cattle.
[Ref F1273] Franklin, James, 13, born in the colony.
[Ref F1274] Franklin, Elizabeth, 10, born in the colony.
[Ref F1275] Franklin, William, 8, born in the colony.
[Ref F1276] Franklin, John, 6, born in the colony.
[Ref F1277] Franklin, Phoebe, 4, born in the colony.
[Ref F1278] Franklin, Edward, 2, born in the colony.
(# Note, Euphemia had died in March of 1828)

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 13th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1860 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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