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Samuel Gent

Samuel Gent, one of 190 convicts transported on the Mangles, 29 March 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Gent
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1848
Age: 48 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: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 29th March, 1820
Arrival date: 7th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 277 (140)
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 9th May, 2013 wrote:

Samuel Gent was 19 years old when convicted.

Samuel was 5’8” tall, hazel eyes, light brown hair, fair ruddy complexion.

9/12/1824: Absconded from the Orphan School Clearing Party.

1834: TOL Campbelltown.
1/8/1840: Recommended for a CP

1838: Married Sarah TLhompson at St. John’s, Parramatta.  Found no issue.

9/4/1845: Unclaimed letter for Samuel Gent, Hairdresser.

1848: Samuel died aged 48.

Maureen Withey on 4th November, 2019 wrote:

Samuel Gent, aged 20, and James Haslam, 24, with robbing John Davies on the highway, at Manchester, of a watch, hat, and umbrella—-Guilty.
Lancaster Gazette, 11 Sept 1819.

..and received the awful sentence of death :..Samuel Gent,...
Lancaster Gazette, 18 Sept 1819.

Sheerness hulks – Retribution and Bellopheron.
HO-9-7-1. P 46.
Received from Lancaster October 22 1819.
Saml. Gent, aged 20, Capt. respited, at Lancaster, 1 Sept 1819,  Life, (sent for) Transp 15 Mar 1820.

Maureen Withey on 4th November, 2019 wrote:

Conditional Pardon, Dated 1st August 1840.
Samuel Gent, Mangles 1.
Sydney Herald, 16 Aug 1841

The following may be the announcement of his death:
On the 17th instant, in Parramatta-street, Mr. Samuel Gent, an Old inhabitant, and universally respected, after a long and protracted illness.
The Sentinel, Sydney,  25 May 1848.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th May, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800, date of death 1848, gender, crime

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