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Samuel O'hara

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel O'hara
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Painter & glazier
Date of Death: 1833
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Perjury
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 22nd December, 1817
Arrival date: 6th July, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 52 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1p128
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Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

O’HARA, Samuel. Per “Minerva”, 1818.

1821 Apr 28,30 - Prisoner arrived from Hobart per “Medway” under sentence of transportation to Newcastle; to be held in Sydney Gaol (Reel 6008; 4/3504 pp.7, 10)
1821 May 24 - On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per “Snapper” (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.35)
1821 Dec 27 - On list of prisoners at Newcastle under sentence from the Criminal Court in Van Diemen’s Land (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.201)
1823 Sep 25 - On list of convicts removed from Newcastle to Port Macquarie per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.426-7)


Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Samuel O’Hara, alias Grey, age 22, per Minerva I (1)(1818), Tried at Antrim, 1817, 7 years,  DOB 1796, native place Londonderry, Derry Co.  Painter glazier. Died 1833, at Port Macquarie.


Convicts on the Minerva, List dated 30 Dec 1817, Castle of Dublin.
Samuel O’Hara, age 20, Wilful Perjury, July 1817, 7 years.

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 wrote:

POLICE OFFICE, March 22d, 1819.
THE Under-mentioned Convicts, having, on the Night of the 27th of February last, piratically cut-out and carried off the Schooner Young Lachlan from this Port, their Names and Descriptions are now published for general Information.
Samuel O’Hara, 5 f. 2½ 1/2 ins. high, ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, aged 21, is a house painter, native place Londonderry, was tried at Carrickfergus in Julv 1817, came from England under sentence for life to Sydney, in the Minerva, in which ship he also arrived here.
Superintendant of Police.

Hobart Town Gazette, 3 April 1819.

Daniel Clarke, Samuel O’Hara, Patrick Colton, and Christopher Read, four of the piractical convicts who took away the Young Lachlan schooner in 1819, and who were afterwards taken at Batavia, and sent back to this Settlement, with Malcolm Campbell, one of their associates, were brought forward in consequence of Campbell having been permitted to become a King’s evidence ; and after his deposition was read over to them, they were fully committed to take their trial before the Criminal Court.
Hobart Town Gazette, 25 Nov 1820.

Friday.— This day the Court assembled at ten in the forenoon; and proceeded on the trial of four out of the thirteen convicts who took out of the port of the River Derwent, in the night of the 27th of February 1819, the Young Lachlan schooner, which was afterwards burnt to the water edge upon an island on the coast of Java, and the four now placed at the bar were brought back to this Colony from India in the ship St. Michael. In the first instance the whole of these prisoners were seized and imprisoned in Batavia, where several of them died. Five were returned by that vessel; one was admitted an evidence on the part of the Crown against the others ; and the four left to be tried were, Daniel Clarke, Samuel O’Hara, Patrick Coulton, and Christopher Read, a youth. Malcolm Campbell was the approver.
In this case the prisoners were not, of course, indicted for piracy, as the crime was not committed on the high seas, but on a navigable river within the county. They were, therefore, charged with cutting out, and stealing goods on board of, the Young Lachlan, schooner, in the Derwent River.
Hobart Town Gazette, 27 Jan 1821.

The report continues : https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1089384?searchTerm=Samuel O’Hara

Saturday.—This day the Court assembled at one o’clock; when the following prisoners that had been convicted and remanded for sentence, were placed at the bar and the following sentences pronounced :—
Of Death on … Daniel Clark, Samuel O’Hara, Patrick Coulton, and Christopher Read, for stealing goods from on board, and cutting out the Young Lachlan schooner, then lying in the Derwent River;
Hobart Town Gazette, 3 Feb 1821.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th November, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. Tasmanian Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1p128 (prev. ), firstname: Samuel, surname: O'hara, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, da

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