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Samuel Johnson, one of 286 convicts transported on the Lady Nugent, 03 December 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Sam, The Flying Dutchman
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||21st July, 1816
|Date of Death:
||4th February, 1872
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 479 (241)
||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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Jenny Leunig on 26th May, 2019 wrote:
Book - “Sentenced to Cross the Raging Sea” by Ross Johnson @ 2004. The story of Sam Johnson, victim of Oldham’s Bankside Riot of 1834. Originally sentenced to death by hanging, reduced to transportation for life to Australia and subsequently issued with a Pardon after 20 years.
D Wong on 26th May, 2019 wrote:
**Note from Moderator: Samuel was sentenced to life - he may have only served 20 years - Life sentence is usually 25 years.
Samuel Johnson was 18 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Lancashire.
Samuel was literate, protestant, single, 5’4” tall, sallow and a little pock pitted complexion, light hair, hazel eyes, scar on right eyebrow, small scar back of left hand, mark of a burn back of right hand, near the thumb.
1844: TOL Queanbeyan
3/2/1845: TOL Passport, Queanbeyan Bench
24/2/1848: TOL Passport, On the recommendation of Commissioner Gipps Land.
28/6/1854: Royal Pardon Warrant.
27/5/1851: Married Mary Hall, 17, arrived as a Orphan Famine girl who arrived per Pemberton 1849. Married at Roseneath, Victoria.
Samuel listed as 34 years old.
Children listed on the VIC BDM:
Edward, and Mary (not on BDM)
1853: Ann, b Bairnsdale
1855: Sarah, b Lindenow
1860: Elizabeth, b Stratford
1862: Samuel, b Stratford
1864: George Robert, b Stratford
1866: David, b, Stratford
1868: William Fletcher (not on BDM)
1870: Martha Smathurst, b Stratford
1872: Alfred James, b Stratford
4/2/1872: Samuel died, aged 55, at Stratford, Victoria. Father listed as Edward.
Convict Changes History
Jenny Leunig on 26th May, 2019 made the following changes:
term: 20 years (prev. 99 years), alias1: Sam, alias2: The Flying Dutchman, date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
D Wong on 26th May, 2019 made the following changes:
term: 99 years (prev. 20 years), date of birth: 21st July, 1816 (prev. 1816), date of death: 4th February, 1872 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation