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Joseph Sams

Joseph Sams, one of 199 convicts transported on the Maitland, 26 August 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Joseph Sams
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 24th October, 1855
Age: 36 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Ununnatural offence
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Maitland
Departure date: 26th August, 1843
Arrival date: 7th February, 1844
Place of arrival New South Wales and Norfolk Island
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 399 (201). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

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

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