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Samuel Shelshire, one of 286 convicts transported on the Lady Nugent, 12 July 1836
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||2nd June, 1841
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 308
||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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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