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Samuel Myers, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
22nd April, 1820
22nd September, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 178 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 301 (152)
||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 30th May, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 30 May 2020), February 1820, trial of SAMUEL MYERS (t18200217-132).
SAMUEL MYERS, Theft > grand larceny, 17th February 1820.
481. SAMUEL MYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January , one coat, value 7 s. , the goods of William Gobby .
WILLIAM GOBBY . I am carman to Mr. Benton. On the 18th of January my coat hung on the railings at Mr. Sutton’s, Rupert-street , while I filled a rubbish cart. I missed it, and saw the prisoner running with it on his arm,about twelve yards off. Mr. Hall and I pursued, and secured him. I saw him throw the coat down, and am sure he is the man.
JOHN HALL . I am a cooper, and live in Lemon-street, Goodman’s-fields. About five o’clock in the evening I was going along Rupert-street, where two carts were loading; Gobby hallooed out, and I saw the prisoner run across the road with the coat on his shoulder. I secured him in Great Prescot-street without losing sight of him - two others appeared to be in his company. He dropped the coat.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. Not a word that he has spoken is true.
GUILTY . Aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years .
First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.
ADM 101/1/6 1820
Medical journal of the convict ship Agamemnon for 6 April and 29 September 1820 by Surgeon Dr James Hall.
Folios 5-16: W Myers, aged 20, convict; sick or hurt, Nausea (sea- sickness), chest pain, cough, weak pulse; nausea and headache; heavy cough with mucus; cough increasing, pain under the breastbone, light pulse; continuing small pulse, no appetite, dry cough, generally weak; put on sick list, 7 May 1820, discharged 16 July 1820.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 30th May, 2020 made the following changes: