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Samuel Gilbert

Samuel Gilbert, one of 145 convicts transported on the Mariner, May 1816

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Gilbert
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 20th June, 1875
Age: 87 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 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mariner
Departure date: May, 1816
Arrival date: 11th October, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 145 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 256
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 15th August, 2011 wrote:

Samuel Gilbert had been found trying to sell twenty forged 1 pound bank notes for 8 pound. He was charged with forging and possession of the forged notes. This crime was punishable by hanging. Samuel Gilbert’s father also Samuel Gilbert had worked as a weaver with Richard Lea years before, Richard Lea became an Alderman and a Sheriff with London City Council and helped to have the charges downgraded to just passing forged notes. Samuel Gilbert was tried at the Old Bailey on Tuesday 21st June 1815. He was found guilty and sentenced to transportation to Australia for 14 years.
Samuel Gilbert 1788-1875 later became a successful businessman and land owner and was known as The Baker of Parramatta.
He and his wife Mary are buried in St. Johns Cemetery, Parramatta. (I am descended from him, please don’t include this part)

Anonymous on 24th July, 2012 wrote:

he was given 140 acres of land from govener darling http://www.samuelgilbert.info/gilbert_history/foreword.htm

Anonymous on 8th August, 2012 wrote:

look at the website by anonymous from the 24th/7/12 for more info

Denis Pember on 4th October, 2015 wrote:

I have only located 11 children to date.. Samuel’s wife, Mary died in 1827. Leaving Samuel with a large family to look after.

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales: [Ref G0438, page 162] Gilbert, Samuel, 40, free by servitude, Mariner, 1816, 14 years, Protestant, Baker, Parramatta, 8 horses.
Gilbert, John, 21, came free, Lord Melville, 1817, Protestant
Gilbert, Charlotte, 15, came free, Lord Melville, 1817, Protestant
Gilbert, Maria, 13, came free, Lord Melville, 1817, Protestant
Gilbert, Sarah, 10, born in the colony
Gilbert, Hannah, 9, born in the colony
Gilbert, Thomas, 7, born in the colony
Gilbert, Susan, 5, born in the colony
Gilbert, William, 30 months, born in the colony
# Also Gilbert, Martha, 3 born in the colony, Orphan Institution, Cabramatta

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 8th August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Denis Pember on 4th October, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th June, 1875 (prev. 0000)

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