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Samuel Swiney

Samuel Swiney, one of 236 convicts transported on the Mangles, 08 December 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Swiney
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Indoor servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mangles
Departure date: 8th December, 1832
Arrival date: 17th April, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 235 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 494
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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Ron Garbutt on 10th July, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 July 2020), April 1832, trial of SAMUEL SWINEY (t18320405-272).
SAMUEL SWINEY, Theft > simple larceny, 5th April 1832.
1075. SAMUEL SWINEY was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of March , 1 silver tea-spoon, value 3s. , the goods of Jane White .

ELIZABETH WHITE . I am housemaid to Mrs. Jane White, of Euston-place, New-road . I saw the prisoner by our kitchen door, and asked what he came for; he asked if I wanted to buy lemons - he had three in a basket; I asked why he came down the area - he said he was told to come down; I said I was certain he was not - Mrs. White, who heard me, came down; I missed the spoon, which I had seen safe ten minutes before - he was then talking to Mrs. White at the area gate; I said he had got the spoon - he immediately threw it down, saying, “That is all I have,” and ran away; I went out and he was brought back - I said, “You have got a silver spoon;” he said, “I have not got it, but will show you where it is;” he picked it up in the area, and said, “Here it is, that is all I have taken.”

Prisoner. Q. Was the kitchen door open or shut? A. Open when I saw you.

JOHN BIGMORE . I am a clerk. I was in the New-road; I heard a lady and White call out Stop thief! I saw the prisoner drop a basket, containing three lemons, and run across the road - I followed, and brought him back; he showed me the prosecutrix’s house; White came out, and said, “You have got a spoon;” he said,“I have not got it, but will show you where it is;” he took it up in the area, and said it was through distress he had done it.

JOSEPH GREEN . I am a Policeman. I took him in charge, and asked why he went down in the kitchen; he said he did not know.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was about knocking at the prosecutrix’s door; a man came up and said, “If you want to sell your lemons, you must go down stairs;” I stood at the kitchen-door, and knocked - the wind blew it open; the witness asked where my licence was, and threatened to give me in charge, and I ran away, fearing to be given in charge for not having a licence.

GUILTY . Aged 20. - Transported for Seven Years .


D Wong on 11th July, 2020 wrote:

Samuel Swiney was listed as 20 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Indoor servant/groom.

Samuel was literate, protestant, single, 5’2½” tall, brown complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, blue ring middle finger of right hand, wart on little finger of same, large scar inside left elbow, mole on left elbow.

7/8/1833 /Sydney Gazette:
Swiney Samuel, Mangles (6), No. 33-866, 20, London, Groom and Servant, 5 feet brown hair, hazel eyes, brown complexion, blue ring middle finger of light hand, wart on little finger of same, large scar inside left eyebrow, mole on
left elbow, from Captain Hunter, since 30th July.

2/3/1840: COF - Listed as a groom, 27 years old, 5’4”.

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 10th July, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

Ron Garbutt on 10th July, 2020 made the following changes:


D Wong on 11th July, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1812 (prev. 0000), occupation

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