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Americus Salisbury, one of 210 convicts transported on the Augusta Jessie, 10 August 1838
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||26th October, 1877
life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, 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)
||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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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