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Dominick Sampson

Dominick Sampson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Royal Sovereign, 25 July 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Dominick Sampson
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1800
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1837
Age: 37 years

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 Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Royal Sovereign
Departure date: 25th July, 1835
Arrival date: 12th December, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 121 (63)
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

D Wong on 10th July, 2013 wrote:

Dominick Sampson was 35 years old, married with 2 male and 3 female children and his occupation was a “House Painter/Sign Painter”, his native place was Dublin.

15/11/1837: Gov.Gaz.Absconded from C H Ebden at Port Phillip in September 1837.

7/8/1837 Sydney Herald and 15/8/1837 Sydney Gazette: In a signed statement on 25/6/1837 by George Commerford (Hive 1835) - It stated that Dominic Sampson was shot in the head by John Dignum (an assumed name, his real name was Hugh Jennings) who also killed and burnt the bodies of 5 other men who had been assigned servants of Mr Ebden and Mr Egan in Port Phillip.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1800, date of death 1837, gender, crime

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