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Samuel Pethers

Samuel Pethers, one of 160 convicts transported on the Southworth, 23 June 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Pethers
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 23rd June, 1830
Arrival date: 19th October, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 389 (197)
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 31st August, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 August 2021), October 1829, trial of SAMUEL PETHERS (t18291029-93).

SAMUEL PETHERS, Theft > simple larceny, 29th October 1829.
1935. SAMUEL PETHERS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of October , 1 ham, value 15s. , the goods of Richard Gates .
JOHN JAMES CAMPLIN . On the 13th of October, between nine and ten o’clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner unhook a ham from the door-post of Mr. Gates’ shop; I was within four or five yards of him - I sprang forward; he threw it down, and ran - I pursued, and took him at the corner of Church-street; there was another man with him, who made his escape.
JOHN ROBINS . I assisted in taking the prisoner - I went to the shop and got the ham.
WILLIAM MORETON . I am a constable. I received this ham, and have had it ever since.
SARAH GATES . I am the wife of Richard Gates. There were three hams hanging on the window-post - this was the middle one; I know nothing of the prisoner.
Prisoner’s Defence. I was working till nine o’clock, when I went to get half a pint of coffee - I came out, went a yard or two, and heard a person call Stop thief! I ran to the corner of Church-street, and some persons caught me; I never saw the ham till I was at the watch-house.
GUILTY . Aged 25.
Transported for Seven Years .

Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-4$init=CON27-1-4p142
List for Southworth, 160 male convicts arrived 19 Oct 1830.
662, Samuel Pethers, 27, Umbrella maker, How appropriated? Tho. Stanfield.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 31st August, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: m, crime

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