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Manuel Silva

Manuel Silva, one of 200 convicts transported on the Albion, 17 May 1823

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Manuel Silva
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Sailor
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Albion
Departure date: 17th May, 1823
Arrival date: 21st October, 1823
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 53 (28)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th August, 2020 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers -  Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868

Name: Manuel Silva
Vessel: Albion
Convicted Date: 4 Dec 1822
Voyage Date:  17 May 1823
Colony: Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land)
Place of Conviction:  Middlesex, England
Old Bailey Proceedings Online
December 1822, trial of MANUEL SILVA
MANUEL SILVA, Theft,  grand larceny, 4th December 1822.
Before Mr. Baron Garrow .

30. MANUEL SILVA was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , one watch, value 50 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 2 s.; a pair of trousers, value 3 s.; a case of surgical instruments, value 20 s., and a pair of shoes, value 6 d. , the goods of Frederick Cappers .

FREDERICK CAPPERS . I belong to St. Thomas’s Hospital . The prisoner was a patient there, and after being convalescent, he was employed to assist me in the surgery. On the 29th of November, about one o’clock, I went out leaving him there - this property was in my bed-room up three pair of stairs. I locked my boxes and the door, and put the keys in the surgery as usual. I returned home, at half-past one o’clock, expecting to find him there, but he was gone and did not return. When I went to bed at night I missed the articles mentioned in the indictment. I found him that night, at the Star, public-house, opposite the East London Theatre, and all my things were found on him.

THOMAS TURNER . I am a headborough. The prisoner was brought into the watch-house about eleven o’clock, at night with a bundle in his hand. All the property was found on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I meant to pawn them to pay my expences to Portugal, and meant to send him the tickets from Portugal,

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .
New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849. 1823. Albion
Native Place; Lisbon.
Trade or Calling: Sailor
Age; 27. Est. Date of Birth; 1796
Height; 5 5 1/2
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Black
Ticket of Leave: 30/10/1827
Certificate of Freedom: 10/02/1830

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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