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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, one of 250 convicts transported on the Hive, 15 January 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Johnson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Plasterer and tiler
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Violent theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 17th October 1833
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hive
Departure date: 15th January, 1834
Arrival date: 11th June, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 252 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 282
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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D Wong on 10th June, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SAMUEL JOHNSON, Violent Theft > robbery, 17th October 1833.

Offence: Violent Theft > robbery
Verdict: Not Guilty
SAMUEL JOHNSON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Hunter, at Fulham, on the 6th of September, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will 1 reticule, value 6d.; 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; 1 piece of ribbon, value 6d.; 1 purse, value 6d.; 3 sovereigns; and 3 shillings, her property.
Not Guilty.

SAMUEL JOHNSON, Violent Theft > robbery, 17th October 1833.
Offence: Violent Theft > robbery
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

SAMUEL JOHNSON was again indicted for feloniously assaulting Grace Sugden, on the 6th of September, at St. Mary Abbott’s Kensington, and putting her in fear, and taking from her person and against her will; 1 reticule, value 6d.; 4 shillings; and 4 sixpences, her property.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was going on my way home, and I have two witnesses subpoened to prove I was in a public-house.
THOMAS MOORE . I am a labourer. I have known the prisoner five or six years - I was in the tap-room when he came in, at the Admiral Keppel , Fulham-road, about five or ten minutes after nine o’clock; I will say five minutes after nine o’clock - he called for a pint of porter - he did not sit down - he changed his porter for a pint of half-and-half - he drank it, and went out, but where I don’t know, and the words he said, as he went out, was that he had three miles to go - he paid for what he had.

Prisoner. It wanted five minutes to ten o’clock when I went into the house - I asked Moore what it was o’clock- I called for half-and-half; I drank it; bid them good night; said I was going home; Moore said “Where is your home?” I said, it was about three miles, and I am going it in about ten minutes, well I started off down the road, and a gentleman accosted me - the gentleman who gave me in charge, and said, I had robbed a lady; that gentleman is not here, and Copeland goes by the words the gentlemen told him.
GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 18.

5/6/1839 NSW Government Gazette:
Johnson Samuel, Hive, 34-889,24, Chelsea, plasterer, 5 feet l inch, ruddy comp., brown hair, grey eyes, nose large and inclining a little to the right side, small mole under right ear, anchor inside lower right arm, SH inside lower left arm, from Goat island, since July 17, I836.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1815 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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