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Joseph Sams, one of 199 convicts transported on the Maitland, 26 August 1843
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||24th October, 1855
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 HO11/13, Page Number 399 (201). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
||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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th May, 2014 wrote:
Joseph Sams was convicted at Sheffield for committing unnatural offences. Life Sentence. Transported to Australia on the ‘Maitland’ arriving 08/02/1844. Ship Surgeon’s report: good.
Protestant; labourer; 25yrs of age; 5’4”; fresh complexion; light hair; stout build; single.
Native Place: Hertford.
Assigned to Norfolk Island (off east coast of New South Wales).
Transferred to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania).
24/01/1854: Ticket of Leave
06/03/1855: Conditional Pardon
24/10/1855: died, at Launceston, Tasmania.
Stuart BOYD on 27th October, 2017 wrote:
Crime is variously recorded as ‘Unnatural crime with a Mare’ or ‘Sodomy’
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th May, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 399 (201). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 399