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Stephen Little, one of 172 convicts transported on the Minerva, 08 July 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 176
||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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Diane Archer on 17th November, 2014 wrote:
Chronology of events affecting life of Stephen Little
1808 Born - possibly Woodford, Surrey
14 April 1823 Tried - Surrey Quarter Sessions.
Crime - Shop Robbery.
Sentence - 7 years
19 November 1824 Arrived Sydney per ‘Minerva’.
Assigned - Daniel Cooper
14 December 1824 Returned to Government by Mr. D. Cooper
27 December 1824 Convicted of stealing pair of trowsers.
Sentence - Treadmill for 12 days
27 December 1824 Received at Carters Barracks from Police - 14 days on treadmill
15 January 1825 Discharged to Hyde Park Barracks.
22 January 1825 Assigned to Mr. Jobbins, Sydney
11 March 1825 Returned to Government
18 March 1825 Assisgned to Mr. Thomas Street, Sydney to burn lime
on account of Government
7 July 1825 Received at Her Majesty Government Hospital
12 July 1825 Discharged from Hospital
6 September 1825 Received at Carters Barracks
28 November 1825 Still at Carters Barracks
11 December 1827 Transported to Moreton Bay per ‘Windsor Bach’.
Crime: Gaol Robbery
1828 1828 Census - Residence - Moreton Bay (Ref. 0917)
16 February 1830 Request from Colonial Secretary re Stephen Little witness to murder trial to be sent to Sydney
24 April 1830 Returned to Moreton Bay
31 January 1831 Received Certificate of Freedom [No. 31/47]
22 February 1831 Committed for Trial - Sydney Police Office
26 April 1831 Trial for larceny
28 April 1831 Convicted. Sentence - to be transported to penal settlement Sydney Quarter Sessions - April 1831
Stephen Little arrived in Australia on the 19th November 1824 on board the ‘Minerva’ after being tried for stealing. His trial was conducted on the 14th April 1823 at Horsemanger, Cambridgeshire following which he was sentenced to seven years transportation to the colony of New South Wales
Indent No. 105
Trde or calling Hostler
Tried Horsemanger, Cam.
When 14th April 1823
Sentence 7 years
Age 16 years
Native place: Woodford, Surrey
To whom assigned Daniel Cooper
During his time in New South Wales Stephen was also convicted of a number of other offences. These included a conviction for ‘Stealing a pair of trowsers’ for which, on the 27 December 1824, he was sentenced to a period of 12 days on the treadmill.
Sydney Gazette - 26 January 1826
James Pier, Michael Spearman, and Stephen Little, prisoners o the crown, belonging to the Carters’ Barracks, were brought up on a charge of having stolen a quantity of peaches from the orchard of a person near Sydney, and when detected, with grossly assaulting and threatening the proprietor. The case was perfectly made out against the two first named prisoners, and as it appeared they were all absent from the Barracks at the time the robbery was effected, the Bench disposed of them as follows: Pier and Spearman to receive one hundred lashes each, and Little 25.
Sydney Gazette - 1 March 1826
Edward Dogherty, Stephen Little, and James Buckley, prisoners of the crown, on three separate charges by three of their respective overseers, for using threatening and abusive language towards them, were sentenced 25 lashes each.
No age shown
Free or Bond - none shown
Sentence - 3 years
Residence - Moreton Bay
Ref. No. - L.0917
Sydney Gazette - 24 February 1831
The undermentioned person have obtained Certificates of Freedom, during the last week:
Included in this list is Stephen Little (Minerva 5)
Convict Changes History
Diane Archer on 31st December, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 1808, gender
Diane Archer on 17th November, 2014 made the following changes: