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Samuel Howell

Samuel Howell, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Howell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1772
Occupation: Blacksmith
Date of Death: 1835
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Hants. Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1071 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 35 (19)
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 3rd August, 2018 wrote:

9/3/1789 Hampshire Chronicle:
On Thursday the Assizes for this County began at the Castle of this City, before Sir William Henry Ashhurst, Knt. and the Honourable Francis Buller, Esq. when the eight following prisoners received judgment of DEATH, viz. William Dungan, alias Quin, charged with feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the house of George Monro, in the Neighbourhood of Havant, in this County, and stealing divers articles of plate, and other things, his property. Mary Jones, Samuel Howell, and Joseph England, charged on a violent suspicion of feloniously and burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Elizabeth Gentle, in the Parish of Wallop, in this County, and stealing divers sorts of apparel and other things, her property. ..
This morning, before the Judges left this City, Edward Belton, John Trewman, Mary Jones, Samuel Howell, and Joseph England, were reprieved; and William Dungan, John Winbow and John Bridger, are left for execution.

Samuel Howell arrived per Scarborough 1790.

Samuel was born C1772.

C1793: Lived with or married Ann Germaine (Mary Ann 1791) - 3 children:
Henry Howell 1794–1831
Maria Howell 1796–1861
Hannah Howell 1803–1871

24/3/1805 Sydney Gazette:
SAMUEL HOWELL gives the public notice that no person shall credit his wife on his Account as he will not be responsible for any debts she may contract.
Sydney March 10, 1805.

C1808: Lived with Ann Martin - 1 son James born 1809.

C1816: Maried Bridget McCarthy alias Cassidy McCarty (Alexander 1816) - 3 children:
Mary Howell 1817–1876
Samuel Howell 1819–?
John Howell 1821–?

1835: Samuel Howell died in NSW - BDM lists him as 70 years old, but going on his quoted birdate he was about 63.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1772 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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