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Samuel Hadcroft

Samuel Hadcroft, one of 200 convicts transported on the Lloyds, 25 March 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Hadcroft
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1st December, 1816
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 2nd October, 1881
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Liverpool Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lloyds
Departure date: 25th March, 1837
Arrival date: 17th July, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 30
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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Marian Stephens on 4th August, 2017 wrote:



Samuel E Adcroft aka Hadcroft Headcroft
Born 1 Dec 1816 in Ormiskirk Leigh Lancashire England UK
Son of Richard Adcroft and Elizabeth Thomasen
Husband of Mary (Bain) Adcroft — married 18 Feb 1845 in Sydney NSW AUS
Children - Father of Elizabeth Jane (Adcroft) Schrieber
Died 2 Oct 1881 in Yatta Yatta Ulladulla Milton NSW AUS

birth- 1816 Ormiskirk Leigh Lancashire England UK;

baptism- 1 Dec 1816 Townsend Warrington Lancashire England UK;

parents- Richard ADCROFT (1780-) and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ THOMASEN (1790-1844);

UK residence- 25 January 1836 Lancashire England UK;

conviction- Samuel HADCROFT aged 19, Education Read & Write: None, Religion Protestant, Single, no children, Native Place Warrington, trade labourer,

offence – stealing earthenware, tried where: Lancaster Quarter Session When: 3 November 1836, Sentence 14 years, former conviction 3 months larceny 1835 aged 18 Kirkdale,

description - height 5 feet 6 inches, complexion; dark sallow and freckled, color of hair Brown, eyes Dark grey, particular marks or scars remarks- slight cast outward in right eye, diagonal scar over inner corner of right eyebrow, tattoo R.A. star. E.A. back of right wrist, large wart back of middle and little fingers of right hand, scar back of left wrist, scar knuckle of fore-finger of left hand;

transportation- aboard convict transport ‘Lloyds’ Edward Garrett Master David Watson Surgeon Superintenent, arrived from England 17 July 1837 Colony of New South Wales;

Conditional Pardon- granted 1843/2209 Colony of NSW;

Marriage- 18 Jan 1845 Sydney Colony of NSW to Mary BAIN (1819–1894);


Richard ADCROFT 1845–1911;

Eliza Inesia Teresa ADCROFT 1847–1922;

Henrietta ADCROFT 1849–1932;

Jessie Maria/Mary ADCROFT 1851–1920;

Ada Christina ADCROFT 1853–1863;

Elizabeth Jane ‘Betsy’ ADCROFT 1853–1928;

Zoerelda ADCROFT 1860–1948;

Isabella Adcroft 1862–1863;

Isabella ADCROFT 1862–1963;

died- 2 Oct 1881 Yatta Yatta Ulladulla Milton NSW AUS; buried- Milton Ulladulla Pioneer Cemetary NSW AUS;

further research - Ancestral Family Search details for Adcroft—http://mv.ancestry.com.au/viewer/f410ad5c-6d67-44e3-b09b-a6838f842ab4/18702113/846128180?_phsrc=LaO954&usePUBJs=true


birth- England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980;

UK residence- England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892;

conviction- List of 200 Male Convicts by the Ship LLOYDS 1837;

transportation- New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842; New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869; New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849; New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859; New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849; UK, Prison Hulk Registers and Letter Books, 1802-1849;

marriage- Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950;

death- Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985;

burial- Web: International, Find A Grave Index; Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current;

Diane Ashmore on 29th April, 2018 wrote:

This information shows he was convicted in 1835 for larceny. In fact the trial was 25 Jan 1836. He served 3 months

Convict Changes History

Marian Stephens on 4th August, 2017 made the following changes:

gender: m

Iris Dunne on 4th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1st December, 1816 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd October, 1881 (prev. 0000)

Iris Dunne on 4th August, 2017 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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