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Details for the convict James Johnson (1833)

Convict Name:James Johnson
Trial Place:Lincoln (Holland) Quarter Session
Trial Date:5 July 1832
Sentence:7 years
Notes:alias Sampson Dew
Arrival Details
Ship:Emperor Alexander
Arrival Year:1833
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Sampson Dew was born in 1808 in the village of Stow Bardolph, Norfolk, England. He was the son of Thomas Dew 1756-1824, Thomas was from Bexwell, Norfolk, the illegitimate son of Thomas Brinkley (reputed father) and Lydia Dew 1738-1814, Lydia's birthplace is not known.
His mother was Dinah Eylar 1788-1834 she was born in Beechamwell(various spelling exist)Norfolk, England. her parents were John Eylar 1738-1798 of Wighton, Norfolk and Dinah Hubbard 1744-1827 place of birth not known.

Sampson's parents married in 1804 in Beechamwell and Sampson had four full sisters, Despina 1806, Sarah 1814, Dinah 1821 and Phoebe 1823.
Sampson's mother re married to a James Johnson in 1828 and had a son James Johnson born 1828, Dinah's husband James died when she was 7 months pregnant with Sampson's half brother James Johnson.

It can of course clearly be seen where Sampson took his Alias from.

Submitted by Researcher (Chuck Gaish) on 16 July 2017

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  • The National Archives (TNA) : HO 11/9, p.38

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