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Abraham Sampson

Abraham Sampson, one of 290 convicts transported on the Asia, 05 November 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Abraham Sampson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Seaman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Charged with an offence against the crown (smuggling)
Convicted at: Saint Christopher
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 5th November, 1835
Arrival date: 21st February, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 211 (108)
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

Eric Harry Daly on 3rd January, 2013 wrote:

Abraham Sampson
Trade: able seaman, shoemaker 2 years
Height: 6’
Age: 28
Complexion: black
Head: large, round
Hair: black woolley
Whiskers: black woolley
Visage: large
Forehead: high
Eyebrows: black
Eyes: light brown
Nose: broad
Mouth: wide, lips thick
Chin: M.L
Remarks: circle crucifix, part mans head, A.B.R.A.H.A.M., S.A.M., sun and moon, P.Y.O.N.,glass and jug, pipe, mermaid, rope and anchor, right arm.
bottle 2 glass’s, tumbler, 2 pipes, rope and anchor, moon, 7 stars, woman, E.L., on left arm.
Native Place: Nevis (West Indies)
Tried: 28 Apr 1835 (St Christopher West Indies)
Arrived: 21 Feb 1836 (Van Diemans Land)
Sentence: 7 years
Transported For: piracy
Goal Report: none
Hulk Report: none
Stated this offence, piracy, i was in charge of the vessel Beatrice which was stranded.
Twice punished in the Militia.
Surgeons Report: well behaved
Conduct While In The Colony:
5 Dec 1836: watchman, absent from duty- tread wheel 6 days.
14 Jan 1837: marine department, neglect of duty- reprimanded.
17 Jul 1837: marine department, disobedience of orders- 3 months labour on the roads.
15 Nov 1837: to be kept, Bagdad Road.
Conditional Pardon: 31 Dec 1836

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 3rd January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807, gender, occupation, crime

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