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Samuel Peet Slack

Samuel Peet Slack, one of 280 convicts transported on the Hougoumont, 10 October 1867

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Peet Slack
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 16th April, 1820
Occupation: Porter
Date of Death: 4th April, 1902
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Lancashire, Liverpool Assizes
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure date: 10th October, 1867
Arrival date: 9th January, 1868
Place of arrival Western Australia
Passenger manifest Travelled with 280 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 93, Class and Piece Number HO11/19, Page Number 244
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

Ronald Hurdus on 11th October, 2014 wrote:

Married Emma Highton 29 Dec 1839, Register Office, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Emma died 01 Sep 1863. Samuel P remarried Ann Jane McIver St.Simon, Liverpool, Lancashire, England 25 Jan 1864. 6 known children by Emma Highton. Samuel’s offence was the result of a quarrel with the family. He was barricaded in his house and threw bricks from the middle floor window. One hit his brother on the arm but the other hit his father on the head and killed him. A report is in a Liverpool Newspaper of 03 July 1866. Samuel died at the Mount Eliza Depot Perth W.A. Buried in the Anglican Cemetery Karrakatta but I can’t find any details of the grave number.  Samuel Peet is connected to me via his daughter Martha marrying my great uncle James Martindale.  Ron Hurdus 11 Oct 2014.

Ronald Hurdus on 14th February, 2016 wrote:

Samuel Peet was the son of James SLACK and Martha nee WRIGHT. Was baptised 16 Apr 1820 at St.George, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire. The father James was noted as a Warehouseman Samuel was the eldest of seven known children
His daughter Martha married my Great Uncle - James Martindale.    Ron Hurdus 14 Feb 2016

Convict Changes History

Ronald Hurdus on 11th October, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

Ronald Hurdus on 14th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 16th April, 1820 (prev. 0000), date of death: 4th April, 1902 (prev. 0000), gender: m

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