Samuel STANFORD (jr)

 

Baptism:   26 June 1831 - Church of St Lawrence, Harpley, Norfolk, UK   (OS map: TF788260)   (parish record)
Mother:   Elizabeth STANFORD (ne HALL)
Father:   Samuel STANFORD (sr)

 

First theft on Fri 16 July 1847, and committed for trial
Escaped from gaol (aged 16) on Fri 6 August 1847
Recaptured after 3 more lots of housebreaking on Sat 14 August 1847
(in court on Mon 16 August 1847)
and then again committed for trial

4th housebreaking charge added to the list

Samuel jr convicted of housebreaking & larceny - Essex County Sessions, Tues 19 October 1847
(sentenced to 10 years' transportation, not the normal 7 years)
Transferred from Springfield Prison (Essex)  to Wakefield Prison (West Yorkshire) - 16 March 1848
Transferred from Wakefield Prison to Portland Prison (Dorset) - 11 June 1849

Transported:  aged 19,  on the "William Jardine" 
from Portland Prison, Dorset, departed 12 August 1850
arrived Hobart, Tasmania on 14 November 1850

 

Married (1st):    27 September 1852 - St John's Anglican Church, Launceston, Tasmania   (GPS: -41.4398, 147.1413)   (cert)
To:   Mary Ann SCRIVENS

Children (born in Australia):
Elizabeth Ann STANFORD  (b: 1/4/1853)
Margaret/Mary Ann STANFORD  (b: 13/5/1855)
Samuel STANFORD (III)  (b: 13/7/1857)
Emma/Emily STANFORD  (b: 30/4/1859 d: 20/2/1891)
William STANFORD  (b: 9/6/1861)

 

Emigrated:  on the 3-masted 163-ton schooner "Alma" 
from Launceston (GPS: -41.4372, 147.1365),   departed 23 May 1863
cleared Tamar Heads, (GPS: -41.0749, 146.7863)  30 May 1863,
arrived Invercargill on 15 June 1863

 

Children (born in New Zealand):
Alice Jane STANFORD (b: 31/1/1864)
George STANFORD (b: 1/8/1865)
Charlotte STANFORD (b:15/9/1867)

 

Married (2nd):    25 November 1880 - Lumsden, Southland, NZ   (cert)
To:   Isabella ATKINSON  (b: 20/5/1838 d: 9/9/1914)

Children (also born in New Zealand):
Mary Atkinson STANFORD  (b: 27/8/1881)
William Atkinson STANFORD  (b: ??d: 26/12/1884)

 

Died:    17 December 1904 - Lumsden, Southland, NZ  (cert)
Aged:  73 years

 

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MORE INFORMATION

pre-departure note from the Times UK - 27 July 1850

Arrangements for "disposal" of convicts

Convict skills available from "William Jardine"

Convict Ticket-of-Leave regulations

 

Convict Conduct Record (# 23104):

Description Record:

Indent Record (#23104):

 Appointment as Police Constable 1858-1861:

 

  declared bankrupt in New Zealand in 1886 in Lumsden

bankruptcy debts

 

Buried in Lumsden Cemetery - block II A, plot 18  (GPS: -45.7421, 168.4531)