Name David MYERS
Country Of Origin England
Born 1790
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1790, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Liverpool Street, Hobart
Trial 18 September 1816
Sentence Fourteen years transportation for knowingly receiving stolen property (money and a silver watch)
Arrival August 1817, New South Wales on the convict ship, Almorah.

September 1817, Van Diemen’s Land, on the Pilot.

Police Number 53
Convict Assignment
Ticket of Leave Reissued and revoked several times.
Conditional Pardon
Other David and watchmaker John Morris were tried and sentenced on the same day. They were aboard the same ship to Australia, and both served their sentences in Van Diemen’s Land and New South Wales.

November 1817: A robbery occurred at David’s residence in Liverpool Street, Hobart, soon after he arrived in the colony. The thieves stole valuable possessions, including two watches he had for repair.

March 1821: Accused of stealing a watch, acquitted.
July 1821: Stole nine hats, found guilty, and transported to Newcastle.

Approx. 1828-1830: Employed by James Robertson, Superintendent of Government Clocks, George Street, Sydney.

1830: Found guilty of having a stolen watch in his possession, sentenced to seven years transportation on Norfolk Island.

November 1837: Free Certificate

A 50-year-old watchmaker of the same name, is recorded on the 1841 England Census in London, England.

Death unknown
John Levi, These are the Names: Jewish Lives in Australia 1788-1850, 2013.
TAHO: CON31/1/29, CON13/1/1 Image 101.
Web: Old Bailey online, Reference No. t18160918-121, 18 September 1816;
Ancestry: 1828 New South Wales Census, New South Wales Ticket Of Leave 1829, New South Wales Certificate of Freedom 1837, 1841 England Census.
Hobart Town Gazette & Southern Reporter 15 November 1817; Hobart Town Gazette & Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser 7 July 1821.