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Samuel Harris

Samuel Harris, one of 136 convicts transported on the Prince of Orange, 22 July 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Harris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Prince of Orange
Departure date: 1st April, 1822
Arrival date: 23rd July, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 135 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 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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Tony Beale on 3rd December, 2020 wrote:

21. SAMUEL HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , one watch, value 6 l.; one key, value 2 s., and one ribbon, value 6 d., the goods of William Porter , from his person .

WILLIAM PORTER . I am a farrier , and live at Manchester. On the 9th of November, about three o’clock, I was looking at the Lord Mayor’s procession, my watch was in my fob, it had a ribbon and key to it; as I was going up Bridge-street , towards Fleet-market, I saw a crowd and suspected them - I put my hand in my fob pocket, I was hustled which made me let go, and at that moment I felt my watch violently wrenched out of my pocket, I saw the prisoner pull it out, and give to another person on his right - I collared him immediately, and kept him till an officer came and took him.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. There was a great crowd - A. Yes. I cannot be mistaken in his person.

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Q. Have you enquired into his character - A. Yes; and I find he has been transported before.
WILLIAM HUGHES . I am a constable. I saw the prosecutor holding the prisoner by the collar, charging him with robbing him of his watch, he gave him to me.

Prisoner’s Defence. I never saw him, nor touched his watch.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 3rd December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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