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Samuel Nicholls

Samuel Nicholls, one of 280 convicts transported on the Asia, 20 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Nicholls
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 20th July, 1837
Arrival date: 2nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 279 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 111 (57)
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

D Wong on 16th June, 2021 wrote:

Coventry Standard Warwickshire, England
7 Apr 1837
Samuel Nicholls, stealing wearing apparel from Henry Humphries, of Birmingham.

Samuel was listed as Nichols on records in NSW.

Samuel Nichols was listed as 23 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Birmingham.

Occupation: Gun furniture filer.

Samuel was literate, Protestant, single, 5’5ΒΌ” tall, sallow complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes, lost two upper front teeth left side, scar on bridge of nose, scar beneath under lip, scar outside right leg.

27/1/1844: TOL Newcastle - Listed as Nicholas

16/3/1848: Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions Letter Book
Details: Samuel Nichols ticket of leave holder for Newcastle district being unable to procure employment at his trade the Magistrate submitted to Headquarters for approval Nichol s request that his ticket be altered from Newcastle to Sydney.

2/5/1848: TOL altered to Sydney for so long only as he remains in the service of Mr. Arthur Gradely, Ironmonger, Pitt Street.

23/3/1837: CP - Samuel was 34.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 16th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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