PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas SAMPEY
Brother of Michael SAMPEY.
Birth date and place c. 1829-1833 Chelsea, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Exeter Buildings, St Luke’s Chelsea, Kensington, Middlesex (1841).
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Baker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 11 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: black. Face: round. Build: stout.
Distinguishing marks: Woman and flag right arm, woman and lion left arm, ball mark on right shin.
Marriage date and place 1st: 31 Mar 1850 Church of Holy Trinity, Brompton, Middlesex.
2nd: 28 Dec 1864 Independent Chapel, Guildford, Western Australia.
Spouse 1st: Mary Ann ELDRIDGE.
2nd: Eliza Emma HARRIS.
Children 1st Marriage: Maria (Mary Ann) b. 1847, Chelsea, London (tentative).
2nd Marriage:
Thomas b. 1866, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Anne Eliza b. 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth Ellen b. 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Matilda b. 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Albert b. 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Charlotte Emily b. 1878, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 3 Mar 1897 Edward Street, Mandurah Road, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 4 Mar 1897 Fremantle Cemetery, Skinner Street, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers.
Regiment No. and Rank #1157 Private.
Attestation date and place c. 1851.
Service/Campaigns Cape of Good Hope.
Crimea.
East Indies.
Musters 1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-1059].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges South Africa (2nd Kaffir Wars) Medal.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Central India.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental or District Court Martial Six months in Camp and 50 lashes for striking his Corporal – date unknown.
Discharge date and place 22 Oct 1860 Manchester following General Court Martial (see below).
Length of Service Approx. 9 years.
CONVICTIONS (convicts only)
General Court Martial 22 Oct 1860 Hulme Barracks, Manchester
Crime Violence (striking) his superior officer
Sentence Eight years penal servitude.
Prison and Register # 22 Oct 1860 Manchester Prison. 22 Oct 1860 to 26 Dec 1860. 2 months. 5 days.
27 Dec 1860 Millbank Prison (#?). 27 Dec 1860 to 3 Oct 1861. 9 months. 7 days.
4 Oct 1861 Portland Prison (#A937). 4 Oct 1861 to 11 Mar 1862. 5 months. 8 days.
11 Mar 1862 Norwood (embarked). 16 Mar 1862 to 9 Jun 1862. 85 days sailing to Western Australia.
12 Jun 1862 Norwood prisoners disembarked at Fremantle, Western Australia.
WA Convict # #6450 Convict Establishment (later named Fremantle Prison) or a Convict Depot.
WA Ticket of Leave 12 Aug 1863.
WA Conditional Pardon 13 Feb 1868.
WA Certificate of Freedom. 4 Nov 1869, Fremantle.
Request for Remission [SROWA Cons 430-28-831].
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood 
Departure and Arrival 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Labourer. General Servant. Carter.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Western Australian Times 21 May 1878.
Police Gazette
3 May 1883.
Sampey is mentioned in the Police Gazette Index innumerable times throughout the 1880s for warrants, apprehensions and charges.
West Australian 1 Apr 1887 (see sidebar).
Departure from WA Not applicable.