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Philip Lampey

Philip Lampey, one of 300 convicts transported on the General Hewett, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Lampey
Aliases: Lamprey, Lampry, Lamfrey
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1838
Age: 48 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 14 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Devon (Exeter City) Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: General Hewett
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 7th February, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 115 (59)
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

John Goodman on 20th January, 2014 wrote:

Born in Braunton,N.Devon,one of his Brothers was my wife’s great Grand Father

D Wong on 21st January, 2014 wrote:

Philip was 24 years old when transported for “Stealing a bay gelding from Priscilla Davey.  His occupation was a Labourer/Butcher.

Philip was 5’6 1/2” tall.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
LAMPREY, Philip. Per “General Hewitt”, 1814

1819 Aug 6: On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta”; listed as Lampey (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.202)

1822 Mar: On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle; listed as John Lampney (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.145)

1822 Sep 6: On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3290; 4/4570D p.72)

1823 Aug 29: Application for a pass to go to Newcastle with his master William Evans (Reel 6067; 4/1809 p.94)

1824 Apr 28: Wheeler. On return of bonded mechanics (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.8)

1824 Jun 11: On monthly return of convicts assigned in the Counties of Northumberland and Durham; to William Evans (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.85)

1824 Jul 12: Servant to W Evans, Bellevue, Hunters River; appears as Lamfrey (Reel 6068; 4/1811 p.134)

1825 Aug 27: On list of convicts employed by John Howe of Windsor; in 1814-19. Listed as Lampey (Reel 6064; 4/1787 p.120a)

6/8/1819: Reoffended - received another 3 years.
Then reoffended again by having nails in his possession and not being able to account for same - 30 lashes.

During his time in the colony was recorded as a Carpenter/Wheelwright.

12/4/1831: Married Mary Anne Montgomery (Edward 1829).  They had 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Sophia.  Only Anne survived infancy, born 1834 and died 25/8/1913 at Charters Towers, QLD.

17/6/1838: Philip was buried, aged 48, at Maitland.

Convict Changes History

John Goodman on 20th January, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, date of birth: 1790 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

D Wong on 21st January, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Lamprey, alias2: Lampry, alias3: Lamfrey, occupation

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