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David Steele, one of 219 convicts transported on the Ocean, August 1815
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
30th January, 1816
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 220 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 240
||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: