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Samuel Perkins

Samuel Perkins, one of 404 convicts transported on the Pitt, June 1791

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Perkins
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1773
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 7th July, 1806
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Pitt
Departure date: June, 1791
Arrival date: 14th February, 1792
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 402 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 163 (83)
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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Kevin Beath on 17th July, 2015 wrote:

Married to Eleanor William and 4 children

D Wong on 18th July, 2015 wrote:

Samuel Perkins, was 18 when tried at the Old Bailey on 13th April, 1791, he was found guilty of stealing a pair of velvet breeches, a pair of stays, a cloth coat, each valued at 5 shillings, a silk cloak, value 6 pence and other goods, the property of John Jervais Wright, a chair-maker at 48 Baldwin’s Gardens. Perkins was apparently seen leaving the house with a bundle and he was apprehended by a nearby baker who gave chase.

C1798: Married Eleanor Williams (Britannia 1798) they had 3 sons, William, Samuel and John.

1801:  Samuel Perkins was one of convicts whose time had expired.

13/3/1801: Enlisted in the 102nd Regiment (N.S.W. Corps) and was assigned to Captain John McArthur’s Company. He was stationed at Parramatta . He remained a private in that Company until his death with a pay of one shilling per day.

7/7/1806: Sydney Gazette: of 13th July, 1806:
On Monday last, Samuel Perkins, a private in the New South Wales Corps, died suddenly in one of the passage boats, a few minutes after quitting the Parramatta Wharf. The deceased had that morning complained of an ailment in the breast and onstepping into the boat threw himself upon one of the thwarts keeping his right hand pressed against the part he complained of. One of the boatmen requested him to go aft; but receiving no answer, looked intently upon the poor man, whose face was covered with a violent perspiration, which alarming the boatman and passengers, they all went to his assistance but found him breathless.  Samuel died aged 33.

Convict Changes History

Kevin Beath on 17th July, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1773 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th July, 1806 (prev. 0000), gender: m

D Wong on 18th July, 2015 made the following changes:


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