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Thomas Sampey

Thomas Sampey, one of 290 convicts transported on the Norwood, 13 March 1862

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Thomas Sampey
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: Soldier
Date of Death: 1897
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 8 years

Crime: Violence to a surperior officer
Convicted at: Hulme Barracks, Manchester Court Martial
Sentence term: 8 years
Ship: Norwood
Departure date: 13th March, 1862
Arrival date: 9th June, 1862
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/18, Page Number 420
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 22nd August, 2012 wrote:

Thomas was single, semi literate, protestant.  He worked as a labourer, general servant and a carter.

12/8/1863: TOL
13/2/1868: CP
4/11/1869: COF at Fremantle.

Known areas: Perth, Swan, Toodyay.

Married Eliza Emma Harris (B1843,Eng. D 1881)aged 38.  They had 7 children, all born in Fremantle.

Thomas died 1897, at Fremantle aged 64.

D Webster on 22nd April, 2018 wrote:

Thomas served with the 12th Royal Lancers and served in South Africa, Crimean War & Indian Mutiny.  He received medals.  He was court martialled in approx 1859 at the Manchester Barracks.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 21st August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1833-00-00, date of death 1897-00-00, gender m

Iris Dunne on 22nd April, 2018 made the following changes:


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