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Details for the convict Samuel Asherd (1827)

Convict Name:Samuel Asherd
Trial Place:Essex Quarter Sessions
Trial Date:17 October 1826
Sentence:7 years
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Ship:Prince Regent I (3)
Arrival Year:1827
 
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Samuel was convicted at Chelmsford on 17th October 1826, aged 20, for stealing a sow and three pigs. It was reported in the Chelmsford Chronicle that he came from Great Yeldham, Essex; this was his second offence the first resulting in 6 months prison at Springfield jail for stealing some wild fowl.

On this occasion he was sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. On the 6th November 1826, he was put on the convict ship Justicia at Woolwich awaiting transportation.

On 11th June 1827, he was transported via the Prince Regent, this being its last of three voyages transporting convicts to New South Wales, the others being in 1820 and 1824. The Prince Regent departed London passing Cape Finestere on 20th June, near Madeira on 25th June calling at Tenerife on 2nd July and passing the Canary Islands on 5th July.

The guard comprised a detachment of 29 men from the 57th Regiment under the order of Lieutenant Campbell. Passengers included Ensign Charles Henry Darling of the 57th Regiment, the nephew to his excellency, Governor Darling and later Governor of Victoria; Major Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell with his wife and family; Lieutenant Hughes, Royal Staff Corps; P Elliott, assistant surveyor; and William Rice. William Rae kept a medical journal from the 1st May to 15th October 1827. They arrived in Port Jackson on 27th September 1827. A muster was held on board by Colonial Secretary Alexander McLeay on 3rd October 1827.

On 14th February 1829 he absconded from his gang punished by having 50 lashes and again absconded on 26th April 1832, receiving 25 lashes for riotous conduct. He obtained his Certificate of Freedom on 3rd December 1833.

On 26th March 1844, Samuel as tried at Bathurst Circuit Court, Sydney for stabbing a man at Broken Shaft Creek, some 36 miles from Bathurst. He was sentenced to Death and after 8 weeks the sentence was commuted to Life Imprisonment. He was transported on the Louisa on 26th March 1844 and arrived at Port Arthur. He died in May 1846.
Submitted by Researcher (Adrian Ashard) on 26 November 2016

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Tasmanian Records of Convicts
Submitted by Researcher (Adrian Ashard) on 26 November 2016

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Sources

  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/6, p.191

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