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Americus Salisbury

Americus Salisbury, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 10 August 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Americus Salisbury
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: Sailmaker
Date of Death: 26th October, 1877
Age: 61 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Liverpool Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Augusta Jessie
Departure date: 10th August, 1838
Arrival date: 6th December, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 210 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 327 (165). UK, Prison Hulk Register (HO9/13). England BMD, (Registration Year:1877, Oct-Nov-Dec, Age:64, District: Salford, Vol.8d, Page:77)
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

Anonymous on 25th September, 2011 wrote:

Left a wife and daughter in England - return after sentence to England had three more children - was found as ships company as sailmaker in 1856 in Aus. Died in England 1877.

Jon Powell on 3rd May, 2018 wrote:

Americus had a wife Hannah Married in 1836, their first child, Mary, was born in December 1838, 4 months after he was transported, she was raised by her grandparents in Cumberland. He returned to England & resumed his marriage to Hannah living in Liverpool & having at least 3 more children (Hannah Frances, Thomas & John). He also visited Australia again in 1857 on the ship “Contest” working as a sailmaker

Iris Dunne on 3rd May, 2018 wrote:

Convicted: 9 July 1838
Received on Prison Hulk ship Justitia, moored at Woolwich on 22 July 1838, aged 23, Offence: Stealing 17 yards of canvas, can read, Trade: Sailmaker, How disposed of: VDL 4 August 1838

Convict Changes History

Jon Powell on 3rd May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 3rd May, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 327 (165). UK, Prison Hulk Register (HO9/13). England BMD, (Registration Year:1877, Oct-Nov-Dec, Age:64, District: Salford, Vol.8d, Page:77) (prev. Au

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