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Silas Norris

Silas Norris, one of 300 convicts transported on the Coromandel, 27 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Silas Norris
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
Occupation: Labourer
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 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Wilts. Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel
Departure date: 27th October, 1819
Arrival date: 5th April, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 298 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 260
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

Maureen Withey on 8th May, 2019 wrote:

The following prisoners were tried at Warminster sessions, and sentenced as under: Silas Norris, for breaking into and robbing the workshop of Wm. Ferris, at Lineham;  7 years transportation.
Salisbury Journal, 19 July 1819.

HO 9-9-1 Records of Laurel, Hardy and York Hulks, in Portsmouth Harbour, 1805-1831,
p 51. (Laurel)
Recd. from New Sarum, 23 Sept 1819 (12 prisoners)
Silas Norris, age 23, Convicted at New Sarum of a felony, sentenced to 7 years transportation. NSW 21 Oct 1819.

D Wong on 9th May, 2019 wrote:

Silas Norris was 24 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Berkshire.

Silas was 5’3½” tall, fair sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes.

Colonial Secretary Papers:
NORRIS, Silas. Per “Coromandel”, 1820

1821 Jul 11:  On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.149)

c.1822:  On list of convicts at Port Macquarie (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.348-9)

14/8/1826: COF
23/8/1843: COF renewed.

9/1/1837 The Sydney Monitor:
Yesterday, the schooner Minerva, Milne, master, for the Bay of Islands, with sundries.
Passengers__John Bell, Esq., Mrs. Wilson, Silus Norris etc.,

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 9th May, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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