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Samuel Gatward

Samuel Gatward, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guilford [Guildford], 12 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Gatward
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1761
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1836
Age: 75 years

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: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 12th May, 1820
Arrival date*: 12th January, 1821
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: London Evening Mail newspaper - Wednesday 29 March 1820
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

Anonymous on 19th September, 2012 wrote:

1/9/1827: TOL
1830-1832: TOL Hobart
23/10/1833 CP
27/8/1835: CP

1836: Ded at New Norfolk.

tgatward on 17th October, 2015 wrote:

Samuel Gatward was convicted of uttering forged bank Of England notes. He gave them to Sarah Matthews on 12th Feb. 1820 in Southwark, Surrey, England. A newspaper report from that time said he was living in Wild St, St Giles which is in the Holborn area of London. He was sentenced to death but that was obviously commuted to transportation for life. I am researching him contact me on tgatward@iinet.net.au

tgatward on 14th May, 2016 wrote:

Burial record at New Norfolk https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1p199j2k

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 19th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1761-00-00, date of death 1836-00-00, gender m

tgatward on 17th October, 2015 made the following changes:

source: London Evening Mail newspaper - Wednesday 29 March 1820 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 311 (157))

tgatward on 14th May, 2016 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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