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Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hercules, 24 December 1824

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hercules
Departure date: 24th December, 1824
Arrival date: 7th May, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 134 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 239 (121)
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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Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 25/5/1832 Eliza Norman 26 bond (7yrs) per ship Competitor to marry Samuel Smith 27 free (7yrs) per ship Hercules Rev C P M Wilson Newcastle

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Online
This record is most probably this Samuel Smith
1358. SAMUEL SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of John Pallister , from his person .
MR. JOHN PALLISTER . I live in St. Paul’s Church-yard. On the evening of the 3d of October this handkerchief was stolen from my pocket; it was safe half an hour before. I know it to be mine, by the pattern and its appearance.

GEORGE LOCK . I am an officer. On the 3d of October I was in Fleet-street, and saw Mr. Pallister and two gentlemen just beyond Fleet-market ; the prisoner and another were following them. Mr. Pallister stopped just before he got to Old Change : I went up and asked if he had lost anything - he missed his handkerchief. I went and took them both, and while I was searching the other man at the Compter I saw the handkerchief at the prisoner’s feet; I had not seen him take it for as they saw me; I kept behind, and pretended to be drunk.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was returning from Limehouse; they searched me in the Church-yard, and found nothing, but at the Compter the officer saw the handkerchief under the table.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 20th January, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000)

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