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Samuel Thorley (1768–1821)

Samuel Thorley was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing a wooden trunk and an extensive list of contents within it. He arrived in Sydney in 1791 aboard the Active. He lived with Agnes Shales; they married on 18 April 1811. By 1806 he owned 100 acres of land. At the time of his death he owned 547 acres in Sydney, Richmond, Windsor, Liberty Plains, Kurryong & Prospect.

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Alternative Names
  • Thurley, Samuel
  • Thawley, Samuel

Draycott, Staffordshire, England


9 August, 1821 (aged ~ 53)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years