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Samuel Gatehouse

Samuel Gatehouse, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Gatehouse
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 52 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 101 (52)
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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Margaret Mills on 15th October, 2016 wrote:

Samuel Gatehouse tried Lenten Assizes,  convicted York 10th March 1821 crime - Burglary, sentence -Life/Death native place - Bramley York,
calling - Horse driver Age 19 Height 5ft 7 1/2inches Complexion pale, freckled, red hair, hazel eyes 1922
or at a later stage Labourer Age 36 5ft 9inches ruddy sandy hazel sun & moon 7 stars on upper righ arm

Sam was one of the 100 convicts received from the Prison Hulk Leviathon. Onboard 176 convict & a regiment. The surgeons journal contained 66 pages on conditions aboard, main food diet was irish beef & vegies

Sam arrived on the Mary 11 on 23rd January 1822 Mary 11 sailed from Portsmouth, England
Master was Charles Arkell.  Surgeon was John Rodwell
1822 Muster Samuel was in goverment employment.
1837 Census Employed by William Dumarresq Invermein.
Reel 2572
Register of letters re Samuel Gatehouse & his native son
(Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.445)
Permitted to pass from No.8 Township in the County of Northumberland to the County of Argyle, and to return with cattle
Re Colonial Secretary Papers
GATEHOUSE, Samuel. Per “Mary”, 1820
  1822 Jan 28
  Re distribution of convicts per “Mary” (Reel 6008; 4/3504A pp.357-61)
  1822 Feb 28
  Request for three months stores for duty at Newcastle (Reel 6067; 4/1808 p.59)
1822 Mar 2
Proceeding to Newcastle. To be supplied with three months provisions at full rations (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.500)
1822 Mar 7
On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.43)
1823 Jun 5
Samuel received his TOL 11th October 1839 Cancelled TOL 4 th January 1843 for failing to support hafe caste son, restored 31st October 1843 Conditional pardon 15th November 1848
(TOL No. 39/250, TOL No. 43/2542, CP No. 46/2169,)

reference   Maitland Mercury
Surname First Name Ship Date               Place
Gatehouse Samuel Mary 29 July 1843 Newcastle       Life sentence.
Assigned to hospital. Charged with disorderly conduct and remanded. 

reference Maitland Mercury
Gatehouse Samuel Mary 2 25 November 1843 Scone Ticket of Leave granted. 

death SURNAME           GATEHOUSE
INDEX YEAR         1877
FATHER           AGE 73 YEARS
Died Government Asylum Parramatta 31st August 1877
Buried 1st September 1877 St Johns Parramatta.

Convict Changes History

Margaret Mills on 15th October, 2016 made the following changes:


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