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Samuel Spicer

Samuel Spicer, one of 270 convicts transported on the Strathfieldsaye, 11 February 1836

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Spicer
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Groom
Date of Death: 22nd July, 1898
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing rabbits
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Strathfieldsaye
Departure date: 11th February, 1836
Arrival date: 15th June, 1836
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 270 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 235 (120)
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

Christine on 2nd June, 2012 wrote:

Samuel’s Christing date is 15th July 1817 @ Walthamstow Essex. Court records, dated 23rd Nov. 1835, show his age at the time of the trail as 19 years. Shipping records list his occupation as a groom.He married Victoria Cundy (shown as "Conday" on registration #V185563/86/1855 nsw bdm)on 13/02/1855 He died at Lewis Ponds NSW aged 81 years on 22 July 1898. Victoria died 18 July 1855. Both buried at Wesleyan Cemetery Byng NSW

Barbara Whittaker on 14th March, 2014 wrote:

The England & Wales Christening Records show Samuel Spicer’s Christening Date as 15 Jun 1817 at Walthamstow, Essex, England, Father Robert Spicer, Mother Ann.

D Wong on 15th March, 2014 wrote:

SAMUEL SPICER and JOHN GAST, alias Robinson, were indicted for breaking and entering a certain building, on the 3rd of November, at Walthamstow, with in the curtilage of the dwelling-house of Henry Stock, Esq, and stealing therein 16 tame rabbits, value 8l. his goods; and that the said Samuel Spicer had been before convicted of felony.

1848: TOL Parramatta

1855: married Victoria Candey 1855 at Hill End.  They had 11 children, most born in Orange NSW.

Samuel worked as a stonemason.

Convict Changes History

Christine on 2nd June, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

D Wong on 15th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd July, 1898 (prev. 0000)

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