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Samuel Weatherstone

Samuel Weatherstone, one of 290 convicts transported on the Earl Grey, 27 July 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Weatherstone
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th March, 1819
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 27th February, 1888
Age: 68 years

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 Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 27th July, 1838
Arrival date: 21st November, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 289 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 309 (156)
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 10th January, 2014 wrote:

Samuel was recorded as being 16 years old at the Old Bailey trial, but was in fact 19.  He was convicted along with John Burton (Asia 1840 to VDL) and George Williamson (Lord William Bentick 1838 VDL) for entering the dwelling house of William Tomlin at St Anne, Limehouse, and stealing 8 spoons £2.12.0, 3 handkerchiefs 9s., 1 coat £1.10.0, 1 pair of shoes 5s., 2 pairs of spectacles £2, 1 thimble 1s., 2 fourpenny pieces and 1 £20 bank note.

Samuel’s sister Sarah was also transported (Planter 1838 NSW) and his other sister Mary was transported on the Henry Wellesley 1835 NSW.

They were the children of Adam Weatherstone and his wife Elizabeth nee Butts.  Adam was a watchman and labouer and they lived in Little Harry Court of Brook Street, Ratcliff, London.

Samuel was 5’2.5” tall, light brown hair, grey eyes.

Samuel was assigned to Dr. Dobie.

19/8/1846: TOL Clarence River
1/5/1851: CP

27/1/1849: Married Letitia Dougherty (1825-1890).  They had 5? children.

1857: Was a stockman.  His later occupation was listed as a stockman/farmer.

27/2/1888: Samuel died at Grafton NSW and both he and Letitia are buried at the South Grafton General Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 10th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth 20th March, 1819, date of death 27th February, 1888, gender, crime

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