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Samuel Wells

Samuel Wells, one of 160 convicts transported on the Surrey, 02 October 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Samuel Wells
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Horse theft
Convicted at: Wilts. Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 2nd October, 1822
Arrival date: 4th March, 1823
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 160 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 227 (114)
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

Anonymous on 28th January, 2012 wrote:

Samuel Wells was originally sentenced to death for the crime of horse stealing - it was later changed to 14 years transportation

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2019 wrote:

Salisbury. The following prisoners were tried and sentenced as under: Death – ...Samuel Wells, for stealing a mare belonging to James Read,...(All the above prisoners, nineteen in number, have been reprieved.) Salisbury and Winchester Journal,
18 Mar 1822

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 28th January, 2012 made the following changes:

gender m

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