Samuel Hill came to Australia on the convict ship Asia, a drawing of which is shown below.
Samuel Hill's trial as recorded on the Old Bailey Site : Reference Number: t18210110-80
SAMUEL HILL, JOHN DEAN, Theft > grand larceny, 10th January 1821.
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty; Guilty
Related Material: Associated Records
306. SAMUEL HILL and JOHN DEAN were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , 56 yards of cotton, value £2 10s., the goods of Lionel Mayhew.
LIONEL MAYHEW : I am a linen-draper and live in Silvester-row, Hackney. This cotton was stolen from my door.
JOSEPH SHERIFF : I am a hat-maker, and live in Grove-place, Hackney. On the 8th of January, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoners pass and go towards the prosecutor's shop; they returned in two or three minutes and stood conversing together; then one went towards the shop and in a few minutes both ran back together. One had a white apron and the other a black one - they undid them. I ran to Mayhew's and he missed two pieces of print; we pursued them to the fields and saw them looking behind them; when they saw us one of them crossed the field; we called Stop thief! and they were taken; one of them dropped the print.
HENRY MORRISON : I heard a cry and Dean ran by me, I got up to him and he put himself in a fighting attitude. I knocked him down and kept him down with my knee. He got up and tried to run but the posts stopped him and knocked the print out of his hand - I secured him.
WILLIAM BLAKE : I met Hill with a parcel in his white apron; Dean followed him very close and said, "D - n it, go it." I ran with Sheriff to secure them - they seperated. Morrison secured Dean and I took Hill.
WILLIAM MERRY : I took the prisoners in charge; they denied knowing each other.
(Property produced and sworn to.)
DEAN'S Defence. I met a man who asked me to carry a bundle.
HILL - GUILTY. Aged 20.
DEAN - GUILTY. Aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years.
The grave of Samuel and Martha Hill at Rookwood Cemetery.
The grave also contains their son
Joseph and his wife Julia
The Inscription for Samuel on the grave.
It reads :
Sacred to the Memory of
Died 15th November 1888
Aged 87 years
67 Years resident in
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD THAT DIE IN THE LORD"
Updated : 11 Jul 2011