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Samuel Shelshire

Samuel Shelshire, one of 286 convicts transported on the Lady Nugent, 12 July 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Shelshire
Aliases: Sheltshire
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 2nd June, 1841
Age: 23 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Essex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lady Nugent
Departure date: 12th July, 1836
Arrival date: 12th November, 1836
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 286 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 308
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

Leonie Dolley on 24th March, 2013 wrote:

Samel absconded from a chain gang at Jericho in May 1841 and was shot by a constable on 2\6\1841.

D Wong on 26th March, 2013 wrote:

Samuel was 18 years old on arrival in VDL. He was transported for “Stealing a boiler and wearing apparel”.  Samuel had lived by thieving the last 9 months before being transported, and had been in gaol many times previous for thieving.

Samuel was 5’3 1/2” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, single and many tattoos.

7/5/1838: Assaulted Mr Williams.
6/6/1838: Insolence & AWOL
Aug. 1838: Suspicion of having cut out the tongue of a mare.
Nov. 1840: Misconduct in refusing to work.
22/12/1840: Disobedience - 25 Lashes.
5/2/1841: Insolence to his master - Hard labour in chain gang for 6 months - this is when he was shot by Constable Bates, on the Estate of J C Sutherland Esq.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 26th March, 2013 made the following changes:

alias1, date of birth 1818, date of death 2nd June, 1841, gender, occupation, crime

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