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Samuel Jepps

Samuel Jepps, one of 170 convicts transported on the Georgiana, 24 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Jepps
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 12th March, 1887
Age: 80 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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Georgiana
Departure date: 24th November, 1828
Arrival date: 20th April, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 531 (267)
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 5th July, 2017 wrote:

25/7/1828 Cambridge Chronicle and Journal Cambridgeshire, England:
Thomas Cobb, aged 18, and Samuel Jepps, aged 19, were indicted for having, on the 13th day of April last, feloniously assaulted one James Bass, on the King’s highway.

Thomas Cobb was also on board.

Samuel was listed as 21 years old on arrival in VDL.  His native place was Shillington.
He was 5’7” tall, brown hair and eyes, several moles on right arm, scar on right cheek, single.

Mother: Sarah Jepps at Shillington, a widow - ” I was last working for Captain Laton.

1830-32 Muster: Assigned to mr. E. Bryant
1833 Muster: Assigned to y. Hy. Nicholl
1835 Muster: Public Works

May 1837: TOL
18/4/1842: CP

No marriage listed.

12/3/1887: Samuel Jepps aged 78 years, a Laborer, died of Senilis at the New Town Pauper Establishment and was buried at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, as a pauper.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), date of death: 12th March, 0887 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 5th July, 2017 made the following changes:

date of death: 12th March, 1887 (prev. 12th March, 0887)

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