They came to South Australia on the ship Old Augustus sailed by Captain John Hart. They arrived in South Australia in October 1845 after a voyage of four months with three servants.Samuel engaged in shoe making in Sturt Street, Adelaide for seven or eight years, where the Star and Garter Hotel was later built. He then sold the business and took up land in Smithfield where they farmed until Samuel’s death in December 1891. Samuel purchased 191 acres of land section 3302, 3303, 3195, off Main North Road, on the way to Gawler. The stone house of four rooms stands on Medlow Road, just pat the quarry. After Samuel’s death, the property was transferred to Charlotte and then Thomas who worked the farm. Charlotte remained on the farm which was worked by her youngest son Thomas.
Samuel and Charlotte had the following children:-George was born on the 30 July 1848 at Adelaide
John was born in 1850 at Adelaide
Samuel was born in 1852 at Adelaide
Lucy was born in 1854 at Smithfield. She died in 1855.
Charlotte was born in 1856 at Smithfield
Thomas was born in 1858 at Smithfield.Charlotte enjoyed good health until six weeks before her death on the 27 may 1917 aged 98 years old when she fell and broke her hip and was taken to Gawler Private Hospital. She was survived by thirteen grandchildren (two of whom fought in WWI) and 37 great grandchildren.
Samuel Jnr married Sarah Brooks of Watervale. Samuel and Sarah had two children:-
Aulbury Boston was born in 1878
Hurtle Howard was born in 1880.In January 1890 Samuel appeared in the insolvency court. He was a coachbuilder and he became insolvent because of heavy rent of his workshops, the depression and competition in trade and pressure of creditors.