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John Sams, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Malcolm, 13 May 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 283 (143)
||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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David Bartho on 20th January, 2012 wrote:
john married mary ryan at kingston tasmania, they resided in a hut they built on bruny island (we have restored the hut)they were poisoned in the hut 1887 we have found their graves on our property,he worked on bruny we have the police report they were 70 years both were found bloated in their hut and were buried on site mary was also a convict they were poisoned for their land which they paid 50 pounds but never got it from charles young the graves are being excavated so far he was buried with a broad axe we have found we found them by divining with steel coathangers we have erected a picket fence around them we have have found their bottles and broken pottery all records about them we have from the tasmanian archives, plenty of coins have been found mostly all their pottery was "asian pheasants" design,hope this helps.
Convict Changes History
David Bartho on 20th January, 2012 made the following changes:
date of death 1887-00-00, gender m