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Samuel Rainbird, one of 180 convicts transported on the Chapman, 06 April 1824
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||10th May, 1886
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
6th April, 1824
27th July, 1824
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 179 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 141 (72)
||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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S SKINNER on 1st June, 2014 wrote:
D Wong on 7th June, 2014 wrote:
Samuel Rainbird was born 1795 in Enfield, England and was christened on April 1, 1798 at Enfield, England to Joseph and Sarah Rainbird.
At the age of 28 Samuel was found guilty of stealing two tame deer with an accomplice, William Drage, (also onboard Chapman)he was sentenced to seven years transportation. He left a wife Sarah and two children at his native place, Enfield, England.
Samuel’s occupation was a Farm labourer/Ploughman, he was 5’4 1/4” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, 2 moles on right cheek.
Samuel spent most of his sentence in road building at Deep Gully which is near Macquarie Plains in 1820’s and was granted his ticket of leave in 1829 in the police district of New Norfolk.
On 16 November 1835 he married Lavinia (Hannah) Ann Smith, not much is known about Lavinia or her family only that she is believed to have been born in England.
Samuel spent the remainder of his life at Macquarie Plains; the major portion was spent farming the “Askrigg” property he and his sons had on lease from the Terry Family. The farm lease continued over three generations (about 100 yrs) Samuel from 1840 to Ephraim to George and Torquil in 1950.
Samuel and Lavinia had seven children together, five males and two females. They both died at Gretna, Tasmania, Samuel on the 10 May 1886 and Lavinia on the 18 December 1898.
Convict Changes History
S SKINNER on 1st June, 2014 made the following changes:
gender: m, crime
D Wong on 7th June, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th May, 1886 (prev. 0000), occupation