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Samuel Rolt

Samuel Rolt, one of 300 convicts transported on the Susan, 06 October 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Rolt
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 21st December, 1898
Age: 75 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Cenral Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Susan
Departure date: 6th October, 1835
Arrival date: 7th February, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 172
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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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:

Old Bailey:
WILLIAM GADBY, SAMUEL ROLT, Theft > burglary, 5th January 1835.

Reference Number: t18350105-419
Offence: Theft > burglary
Verdict: Guilty > lesser offence; Guilty > lesser offence
Punishment: Transportation

(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.

23/3/1842: COF

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:


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