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Solomon Shadbolt

Solomon Shadbolt, one of 199 convicts transported on the Mayda, 27 August 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Solomon Shadbolt
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 19th January, 1848
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 55 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 20 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Hertford Assizes
Sentence term: 20 years
Ship: Mayda
Departure date: 27th August, 1845
Arrival date: 8th January, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 198 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 368. 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 19th February, 2013 wrote:

Solomon Shadbolt was convicted at Hertford on 10/07/1845 for burglary and stealing. Brothers Benjamin, George and Jonathan were also convicted and transported on the ‘Mayda’.

Native Place: near Hertford, England

1847: brown eyes; lt brown hair; 5’4”; not literate; Protestant; farm labourer; married, 9 children.

Station Gang: Norfolk Island, 2yrs.

Died Cascades 19/01/1848

Janet Simpson Garrett on 3rd September, 2016 wrote:

DNA match jangar55@hotmail.com

Christopher John Brownbridge on 15th September, 2017 wrote:

Two brothers, Jonathan and Benjamin Shadbolt, were convicted and transported with him; these were sons of his brother Benjamin. George was his own (eldest) son.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th February, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1796, date of death 19th January, 1848, occupation, crime

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