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Samuel Rolt, one of 300 convicts transported on the Susan, 06 October 1835
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||21st December, 1898
life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 172
||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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Jim Bartok on 25th February, 2016 wrote:
Samuel is buried at the Blayney Cemetery in New South Wales.
D Wong on 28th February, 2016 wrote:
WILLIAM GADBY, SAMUEL ROLT, Theft > burglary, 5th January 1835.
Reference Number: t18350105-419
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence; Guilty > lesser offence
(This is a shortened version of the trial – full trial can be found at the Old Bailey website).
WILLIAM GADBY and SAMUEL ROLT were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Bacon, on the 31st of December, about the hour of six in the night, with intent to steal, and stealing therein 2 pairs of half-boots, value 6s., his goods.
Gadby’s Defence. I was going to a rubbish-carter for my father—as I returned home I crossed over and picked up two pairs of shoes—I turned back and looked at them, and the policeman caught hold of me.
(George Simons, dyer, Cullum-street, Spitalfields; James Boon, tobacco-pipe maker, George-street, Brick-lane; Abraham Keymer, licensed-victualler, Castle-street, Bethnal-green; George Brook, shoemaker, Anstin-street, Hackney-road; John Lewis, weaver, Upper Holloway; John Sullivan, weaver, Newcastle-street, Bethnal-green; and John Line, wearer, Newcastle-street, Bethnal-green; deposed to the prisoner Gadby’s good character; and John Line, John Leicester, John Sullivan, and Abraham Keymer, deposed to that of Rolt.)
WILLIAM HOLLAND re-examined. The boys I saw at the window were about the size and appearance of the prisoners, and I firmly believe them to be the boys.
JURY. Q. When you took them, were they in the direction the boys you saw went? A. Yes; they must have gone round the road—they were just by a pawnbroker’s shop, and Rolt told me afterwards that they were going to pawn them.
GADBY— GUILTY . Aged 15.
ROLT— GUILTY . Aged 14.
Of breaking and entering, but not of burglary.
Transported for Seven Years.
**Could not find William Gadby as a convict**
Samuel Rolt was born in Berkshire C1823.
30/9/1858: Married Bridget Lamb at Bathurst – they had 8 children.
1898: Samuel died.
1914: Bridget died aged 85 at Cowra, NSW.
Convict Changes History
John Forster on 28th November, 2012 made the following changes:
convicted at, date of birth 1823, date of death 21st December, 1898, gender, crime
D Wong on 28th February, 2016 made the following changes: