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Samuel Ramsden

Samuel Ramsden, one of 210 convicts transported on the Blundell, 13 March 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Ramsden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Tailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Yorkshire Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Blundell
Departure date: 13th March, 1844
Arrival date: 12th July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 208 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 31 (17). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 21st August, 2018 wrote:

Samuel RAMSDEN was convicted at York on 16 Dec 1843 for Highway Robbery, with violence (tried with John Verity). Second conviction. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Blundell’ 1844.

Aged 35yrs; married man; 3 children; a tailor; 5’8”; fair complexion; dark brown hair; Hazel eyes; Protestant; can read & write a little.
Native place of birth: Halifax
Wife: Harriet, at native place
Brothers: Thomas & William
Sisters: Mary & Elizabeth

VDL:
2 yrs Probation Period.
1st Station Gang - Norfolk Island (off the east coast of New South Wales).
Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) Aug 1846 per the ship ‘Lady Franklin’.
Several records of misconduct and punishments.
1 Feb 1853: Ticket of Leave granted.
10 April 1855: Conditional Pardon approved.
12 May 1859: Free Certificate issued.

(N.B. There were two convicts named Samuel Ramsden in the Colony abt the same time.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 21st August, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 31 (17). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Numbe

Nell Murphy on 21st August, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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