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Stephen Midwinter

Stephen Midwinter, one of 190 convicts transported on the Guildford, 22 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Stephen Midwinter
Aliases: Medwinter
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Guildford
Departure date: 22nd March, 1827
Arrival date: 25th July, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 192 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, 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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Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 wrote:

Stephen Medwinter was convicted at the Old Bailey. (online)

STEPHEN MEDWINTER, WILLIAM BROUGH, Theft > burglary, 7th April 1825.

Before Lord Chief Justice Abbott.

681. STEPHEN MEDWINTER and WILLIAM BROUGH were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Nathaniel Solomon , about seven o’clock in the night of the 8th of March , at St. Luke, with intent to steal, and stealing therein a jug, value 5 s., and a dish, value 7 s. , his property.

NATHANIEL SOLOMON. I am a glass and china dealer . and live in Chiswell-street, in the parish of St. Luke - I rent the house. On the 8th of March I was in my shop till twenty-five minutes past six o’clock, when I went up stairs to tea; the day-light was then gone, and the shop was lighted up. This jug was in the window, and the dish on the counter at the time I left the shop, and the door was latched.

HARRIET PHILLIPS . I was on a visit to my sister, who is Solomon’s wife. On the eight of March, about half-past six o’clock, I was up stairs, and heard a knocking in the shop - I went down, and found the prisoner Brough in the shop, with an apron on, and his right-hand under it; he asked if we sold china marbles; I said we did not sell any thing of the kind; he then went a little on one side; I opened the door, and let him out - I stood at the door a minute, and then shut it, and am sure that I latched it; I went up stairs again. I had seen the glass dish and jug in the shop before he came in, but did not look for them afterwards, not suspecting any thing. He was brought back by Watkins four or five minutes after I let him out.

JOB VALENTINE WATKINS . I am apprentice to Mr. Sowerby, of Chiswell-street. On the 8th of March, about twenty-five minutes past seven o’clock in the evening, I was shutting up the shop - day-light had quite gone; I saw the prisoner Medwinter looking in at the prosecutor’s window: I did not know him before, but am sure of him. In about half a minute I saw him open the door and go in, and in about another half minute I saw him come out with something glass in his right hand, and when he passed me I saw that it was a glass jug; he ran down Finsbury-street - at the corner of which is our house - I pursued him, and at the bottom of Finsbury-street saw him give the jug to Brough, saying,

“Here Jem, is another;” this was about 100 yards from Solomon’s house - he was never out of my sight - a person in Finsbury-street could not see Solomon’s shop; he walked on a little, and then ran. I collared Brough, took the jug from him, and began to unrol his apron - he then said,

“Here is something he has just been making me a present of,” which I found was the dish. I took him back to Solomon’s; a constable was sent for, to whom I gave the jug and dish.

JOHN BEE. I am a constable. Here is the jug and dish, which I received at Solomons.

NATHANIEL SOLOMON. I know them both very well.

HARRIET PHILLIPS . When I let Brough out I stood at the door for a few minutes - I did not notice any body near; I saw Brough run away.



Euryalus hulk record. HO-9-2-4 page 1

Twelve from Newgate, 19 June 1825
Stephen Medwinter, No 280 age 14, Crime, C.R. Burglary, Middlesex, 7 April 1825, sentence - Life, How disposed of – Retribution, 2 Jan 1827,

The prison hulk, the Euryalus, an ex-frigate of the Trafalgar fleet, was moored at Chatham.  Over the twenty years that this hulk serviced juveniles, about 2,500 boys of fourteen and under passed through. There were also considerable numbers of older boys both in the juvenile hulk and distributed among the other hulks.  From the Euryalus, boys were transported both to New South Wales and to Van Diemen’s Land.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 13th November, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Medwinter, gender: m

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