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Samuel Rowney

Samuel Rowney, one of 200 convicts transported on the John, 26 January 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Rowney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Sweep
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: John
Departure date: 26th January, 1832
Arrival date: 8th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 261 (131)
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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D Wong on 11th April, 2013 wrote:

Samuel Rowney was 13 years old when convicted of “Stealing a Coat”.  The coat belonged to his father.
There was also an account of another son George being transported for the same crime. (Could’nt find him).  Apparently some citizens who had people transported received money for the conviction.  Perhaps Samuel’s father was making a business of getting paid for his son’s being transported.

Samuel was born in Longford County, Ireland.

Samuel was sent to Horsemonger Lane gaol.
10/11/1831: Transferred to Eurolysis Hulk.
3/8/1832: Campbelltown - sentenced to 12 months in the iron gang for Larceny.
11/4/1835: Hyde Park Barracks - Sentenced to 12 months in the Iron Gang for absconding
5/4/1836: Campbelltown - 12 months in the Iron Gang for Larceny.

9/9/1837:Sydney: Sentenced 12 months in the Iron Gang for absconding.
1842: 2 years Iron Gang
1844: Sent to Cockatoo Island until he became free.

3/1/1846: COF. Samuel was about 30 years old when he became free.

No date of death found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1816, gender, occupation, crime

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