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Hi hope this helps
Name Samuel Hunt
Gender Male Marriage or Bann Date 18 Mar 1833 Marriage Place Pitminster, Somerset, England
witnesses Joseph hunt and Elizabeth Gaynor
Name Caroline Hunt Baptism Date 30 Jun 1833
Baptism Place Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, Father Samuel Hunt Mother Amy Hunt
There were altogether 6 Samuel HUNT's transported to Tasmania, 5 were between 1832 and 1842.
If Caroline is his child we can rule out 1832 (he was a baker age 47 from Sheerness) ; so the next one is 1836 on the 'Henry Porcher' but I think he is too young, only 30; then comes September 1840 on the 'Lord Lyndoch' he's also only 30; Samuel Hunt who arrived on the 'Triton' in 1842 - too young, 29 ; and the last one was only 10, transported on the 'Elphinstone'.
Thank you both for answering. I cannot be conclusive but I think he was originally a convict as his life in England was not spoken about by any relatives. He was listed as free when he married in 1849 in Tasmania. Therefore, I am thinking he arrived here, served his time and got on with life. He did not have Tassie children until he was 50 as his first wife didn't produce any before she died. I would be surprised if a man of those times didn't venture into children producing before this age. A convict called Samuel Hunt the younger does fit the Amy Rew relationship as he is listed as having children in England. At least I know he came from Somerset and the rest are predictions. Thank you for your help.
Samuel HUNT arrived 15 November 1836 on the 'Henry Porcher' left Somerset 19 October 1835, for stealing 3 sheep;( he was found with 3 sheep skins, sentenced to life) married with 2 children. Pardoned September 1847
He married Elizabeth Jane Wales 20 December 1849. He declared himself a Bachelor on the marriage certificate. She arrived with 185 convicts on the 'Westmoreland' 3 December 1836 her birth date given as 1801.
Samuel Hunt died at St.Leonards, Launceston 9 May 1882 one paper said he was 73 the other wrote 82.
His wife, Elizabeth Jane, died 11 August 1858 at Patterson Plains. Samuel Hunt senior was the Poundkeeper at Patterson's Plains at that time later on his son Samuel Hunt Jnr. took over the Poundkeeping.
He received his Ticket of Leave 3 December 1844
Jane Elizabeth (or Elizabeth Jane) WALES was convicted at the CCC, London on 13 June 1836 for Larceny - stealing money from her lodgings, at Woolwich Rd., Greenwich. One previous offence. Jane had co-habited with a waterman named William Partridge who was also charged with being associated but only given a 1 yr prison sentence. Jane was given a Life sentence and transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship Westmoreland, arriving 3 Dec 1836. Ship Surgeon’s Report: “good”.
Aged 32 or 35yrs (Court states 35 but Convict record states 32); widow; dress & corset maker; 4’11”; fresh complexion; black hair; dk brown eyes.
Native place of birth: Valencinnes (recorded on her Convict description)
Assigned to work services in the Colony.
Several records of misconduct. In 1838 sent to the Female House of Correction at Launceston for 3 months.
16 April 1839: Application for Permission to Marry: Elizabeth Jane WALES (Westmorland) to Ruben UNDERHAY (Coromandel). (Ref: 52/1/1)
1 July 1839: Marriage. Elizabeth Jane WALES, aged 30 yrs; spinster, convict - to Ruben UNDERHAY aged 38yrs; convict Ticket of Leave; bachelor. At the School House, Evandale by Clergy Edward Freeman, Church of England rites. (ref. 37/1/1 no. 208)
4 Nov 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
9 April 1849: Disorderly conduct. T of L cancelled. 3mths hard labour.
20 Nov 1849: Application for Permission to Marry - Elizabeth Jane WALES (Westmorland) to Samuel HUNT (free). Approved. (ref. 52/1/3 pg 210).
20 Dec 1849: Marriage. Elizabeth Jane WALES, adult to Samuel HUNT, adult. Independent Chapel, Launceston, Minister Charles Price. (ref. 37/1/8 no. 610)
9 Dec 1851: Ticket of Leave restored.
Conditional Pardon approved.
Contributed by Nell Murphy 19-04-2017
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