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Samuel Myers

Samuel Myers, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Myers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 301 (152)
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 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:

gender: m

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