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Samuel Stanyard

Samuel Stanyard, one of 149 convicts transported on the Lord Melville, July 1818

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Stanyard
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1761
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Lord Melville
Departure date: July, 1818
Arrival date: 17th December, 1818
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 149 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 56
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

D Wong on 3rd March, 2020 wrote:

Samuel Stanyard was listed as 56 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Birmingham.

Occupation: Button Maker.

Samuel was 5’6” tall, brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion, Woman & 2 hearts 1807 rt arm pockpitted Betsey Corner on ditto.

1830 Muster: Public Works.

31/8/1831: (Newspaper date) TOL

1832-1835: TOL

22/8/1836: CP

Possible death: There was no James Stanyard as a convict.  Could this be the same Samuel Stanyard that arrived per ‘Salamander’ 1791 (listed on the ‘Active, Albermarle, Atlantic, Barrington, Britannia, Mary Ann, Matilda, Salamander and William and Ann’.

21/3/1846 Launceston Examiner:
JAMES STANYARD.-We are requested to state that this man who died in St. John’s Hospital, and on whose body an inquest was held for the benefit of the coroner, was about 80 years of age, and had long been in a declining state. The Rev. Dr. Browne lately allowed him to occupy a dwelling rent free, but upon, being informed that the old man’s infirmities increased, and that the person who formerly attended him had declined the duty, the Dr. had him removed to the hospital, where he would be properly cared for. For the last two years and up to the time of his death Stanyard had been supported as a pauper from the offertory fund of St. John’s Church, and during that period received a weekly allowance of 81bs. of bread, 5 bs. meat, ┬╝lb. tea, and 3 lbs. sugar.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd March, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1761 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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