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Simon White

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Simon White
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Labourer
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 Life

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Limerick
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Boyd
Departure date: 10th March, 1809
Arrival date: 14th August, 1809
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 63 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian LNRC http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm
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Robin Sharkey on 4th February, 2015 wrote:

At the age of 17 Simon White was found guilty of raping a girl named Rose Devitt, at Linerick.

Freemans Journal 11 Jan 1809, p4:
Simon White, who was, for a rape, committed to Limerick Jail on Wednesday last, effected his escape that evening by a fellow named Thomas Normoile, who visited him, exchanging clothes; [Normoile] however is detained, and it appears there had been informations lodged against him for former offences.

BELFAST NEWSLETTER Fri 27 january 1809, page 2:
Limerick, January 18, 1809
Yesterday, [i.e. 17 January]Simon White was tried for a rape on the body of Rose Devitt, on the 4th Dec last, a girl aged 15 years. It appeared on the trial that he not only committed the offence, but he assisted two others in perpetration of the abominable crime -verdict GUILTY, but he was recommended to mercy on account of his youth, being only 17 years old.

at page 3 - Yesterday, .. sentence of death [on] Simon White for the rape upon Rose Devit.

FREEMANS JOURNAL, Feb 11th 1809 page 3
The High Sheriffs of this City received on Monday a communication from Government, whereby His Grace the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to stay the execution of Simon White, who was to suffer death for a rape, on Saturday next, ad to order transportation for life - he yesterday was transmitted for Cork to be put on board the receiving ship in that harbour for Botany Bay.

Departed Ireland in December 1810, then aged a19 or almost 189 years old.

On arrival was forwarded from NSW to Tasmania per “Union” immediately upon arrival.

Tasmanian Conduct Record: CON31-1-45 (digitised image 14 of 376) The Conduct Record for Simon White is blank.

From Tasmanian Founders & Survivors Website:
6ft 5 % 3/4 inches tall. grey eyes, brown, curly hair, pockpitted skin. Labourer.

Musters 1830 -1835 - Absconded in 1820.
? Possibly absconded soon after arrival in Tasmania since conduct record is completely blank??

HOBART TOWN GAZETTE 28/7/1821 page 1S
Letter lying at the Post Office for Simon White.

Convict Changes History

Robin Sharkey on 4th February, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian LNRC (prev. ), firstname: Simon, surname: White, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1791, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 10th July, 2015 made the following changes:

voyage, source: Tasmanian LNRC http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm (prev. Tasmanian LNRC)

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