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Lampett Saunders (1809–1896)

Lampett Saunders, shoe closer & scavenger, was sentenced to seven years transportation for larceny. He arrived in Sydney in 1836 aboard the Strathfieldsaye. He was described as being 5 feet 9¼ inches (175.3 cms) tall with a ruddy complexion, sandy hair and chestnut eyes. He was assigned to Cyrus Doyle at Sackville in the Hawkesbury region, where he had two daughters with an Aboriginal woman. He was granted a ticket of leave in 1840. By 1850 he was living with Margaret McCormack in Wee Waa and was working as a bullock driver. The couple had 7 children. From 1871-81 he was the licencee of the Cowmore Inn near Gunnedah and had 140 acres on the Namoi River. The couple later moved to the Collarenerbri area.

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Alternative Names
  • Saunders, Lampitt
  • Saunders, Lampit
  • Sanders, Lampit

Middlesex, England


23 March, 1896 (aged ~ 87)
Collarenebri, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years