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David Steele

David Steele, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Steele
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Ocean
Departure date: August, 1815
Arrival date: 30th January, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 240
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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Maureen Withey on 28th January, 2021 wrote:

The business our Assizes was finished this day.  The following prisoners received sentence of of death: ... David Steele, for robbing James Stone on the highway;
Salisbury Journal, 13 March 1815.


David Steele, for stopping James Stone the highway, and robbing him of a 1l note, and 20s. in silver. Stone is post-boy at Liphook. On the ? of August, about eight the evening, while riding at Butler Hill, his road to Emsworth with an express, the prisoner took hold of his horse’s bridle, and demanded his money, at the same time snapping pistol in his face. Stone delivered his money and watch, then the prisoner told him to go about his business but if he looked back, he would shoot him. Then he rode the horse away, witness returned Liphook. Pearson, a constable went to Hinds Head Hill and there came up with the prisoner, on foot, who had the money and watch in his possession, and a pistol loaded with ball but no powder in it. Guilty—Death. 
Hampshire Chronicle, 13 March 1815.


Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 9th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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