LYONS, SAMUEL (1791-1851), businessman, was a tailor when convicted for theft in London on 16 February 1814. With a life sentence, he reached Sydney in the transport Marquis of Wellington in January 1815. He did not take kindly to convict discipline and in April absconded by ship and reached Prince of Wales Island, where he was detected and handed to Lieutenant Charles Jeffreys who was returning in the Kangaroo from Colombo with other escaped prisoners. Back in Sydney in February 1816 he received corporal punishment and was again assigned as a servant. In August 1816 he was taken to Hobart Town in the Kangaroo and when she returned to Hobart in April 1817, he tried unsuccessfully to escape again with the help of Jeffreys. On 24 July 1819, for robbing government stores at Hobart, he was sentenced to receive 200 lashes and 4 years at Newcastle.
On 20 May 1822 ...Read more at the source website