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Samuel Kettle

Samuel Kettle, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 13 December 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Kettle
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1777
Occupation: Carpenter
Date of Death: 1865
Age: 88 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 13th December, 1820
Arrival date: 18th May, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 423 (213)
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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Phil Hands on 27th March, 2017 wrote:

Samuel, a carpenter by trade, was tried and convicted at the Summer Assizes at Lancaster Castle on 23rd August 1820, for uttering false order for money, he was sentenced to death, this was commuted to transportation for life.
Left England on 22nd december 1820.
Ship:- the ‘Speke I’ sailed with 156 male convicts on board of which 2 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 18th May 1821.

Samuel’s wife Mary and their 3 daughters arrived in the Colony in 1822 as free persons on the ship ‘Jupiter’, eldest son Henry came free per “Countess of Harcourt”  26th December 1822, it is not known when their youngest son John Icke arrived in NSW.

The Sydney Morning Herald, New South Wales Monday 27th February 1865
On the 24th instant, at his son’s residence, Samuel Kettle, Esq., aged 88 years, late of the firm of Kettle and Davis, merchants, Liverpool, England, and father of J. I. Kettle, Esq., J.P., Sydney.

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 27th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1865 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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