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Samuel Holloway

Samuel Holloway, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Holloway
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Sawyer
Date of Death: 11th February, 1838
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Salop Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 301 (152)
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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Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 wrote:

Samuel was a native of Shropshire, a nailer and sawyer, when he was convicted at the Shropshire Assizes on 17 Mar 1819 aged 25. He was 5’ 9” tall with a fair, ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes.

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 wrote:

The year after he arrived in the colony he was working at his trade at Pennant Hills, where he was listed as James Holloway. At the end of January 1822 he was working for Daniel Matthew who paid the government for his services.

He was then transferred to Emu Plains as a sawyer. When his sawing mate received his freedom, Holloway was transferred into a regular gang, from which he ran away. He was punished by being sent to work on the treadmill in Sydney.

His case came to the attention of Thomas Hyndes, who petitioned the Colonial Secretary, pointing out that Holloway was of sober and industrious character, and requested that Holloway be assigned to him. Hyndes would support Holloway at his own cost and pay the government the usual 3/6 per week for Holloway’s skill as a pit sawyer.

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 wrote:

On 26th December 1829, Samuel married Mary Ann Pincham.  Mary Ann was the daughter of William Pincham (Convict, 1807, “Duke of Portland”) and his wife Ann Patfield.  Ann was herself the daughter of George Patfield (Second Fleet Convict, 1790, “Neptune”) and Mary O’Brien (Convict, 1793, “Bellona”).
Samuel and Mary Ann had three children between 1831 and 1835.

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 wrote:

In December 1835 Samuel was arrested and tried for aiding and assisting in highway robbery. His wife said that he was a kind-hearted man who merely gave the bushrangers food. He was placed aboard the ship ‘Carnarvon’ in Jul 1836 and sent to Norfolk Island where de died of enteritis on 11 Feb 1838 at the age of 42. According to the family, he died in an accident in the carpenter’s shop.
Before she died, his wife Mary wrote a story of the early days in Pennant Hills, where she lived during her first marriage in a bark hut in the bush. ‘Bushrangers infested the district’ she said ’ and especially do I remember Butler. He was the son of a gentleman in England, and was a harmless enough fellow whose worst fault was that he would not work, and as everybody had to battle for a living, he could not be kept in idleness, so took to the bush. There was a heavy penalty upon giving an outlaw food, and my first husband was a kind man, who could not bear to know anyone was hungry. Someone informed, and he was arrested for harbouring bushrangers. I never saw him again, as he died in prison. They were cruel times. I was left to struggle with three little daughters, and nothing but a shilling and some tea in the house’.
## Mary Ann had remarried after Samuel’s death, to William Lutherborrow, the son of Paul Lutherborrow (Convict, 1798, “Barwell”) and Ann Jackson (Convict, 1806, “William Pitt”).

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 1st March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 11th February, 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation

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