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Recent Submissions

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Priscilla Ray:

GOVERNMENT NOTICE, No. 229,  Colonial Secretary’s office, Sept. 29.  1835.
The periods for which the following persons were transported, expiring at the dates stated after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or to the Police Magistrates of the interior.
Lady of the Lake
Priscilla Ray, 15th October 1835

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Catherine Liston:

Colonial Secretary’s Office, 30th Nov. 1835.
The periods for which the following persons were transported, expiring at the dates stated after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or to the Police Magistrates of the interior.
Lady of the Lake
Catherine Liston or Johnston, ux. John Johnston,  Dec. 23rd;

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Sarah Orrill:

Colonial Secretary’s Office, 30th Nov. 1835.
The periods for which the following persons were transported, expiring at the dates stated after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or to the Police Magistrates of the interior.
Lady of the Lake
Sarah Johnson or Oriel, Dec. 22,

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Marion Campbell:

Colonial Secretary’s Office, 30th Nov. 1835.
The periods for which the following persons were transported, expiring at the dates stated after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or to the Police Magistrates of the interior.
Lady of the Lake
Marian Campbell or Ross, ux. James Ross, Dec. 22,

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Bell Anderson:

Colonial Secretary’s Office, 30th Nov. 1835.
The periods for which the following persons were transported, expiring at the dates stated after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or to the Police Magistrates of the interior.
Lady of the Lake
Bell or Isabella Anderson or Donaldson, the wife of Robert Donaldson, Dec. 22,

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Ann Yeats:

GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 75. Colonial Secretary’s Office, 26th March, 1843.
The periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, Certificates of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior:-
Lady of the Lake.-
Ann Yeats, 20th April.

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Janet Symon:

GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 75. Colonial Secretary’s Office, 26th March, 1843.
The periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, Certificates of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior:-
Lady of the Lake.-
Janet Symon, or Watt, or Wattie, 22nd April;

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Phillis Perry:

OVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 75. Colonial Secretary’s Office, 26th March, 1843.
The periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, Certificates of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior:-
Lady of the Lake.-
Phillis Perry, 27th April;

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Mary Stewart Mason:

GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 75. Colonial Secretary’s Office, 26th March, 1843.
The periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, Certificates of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior:-
Lady of the Lake.-
Mary Stewart Mason, 16th April;

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Mary Marshall:

GOVERNMENT NOTICE. No. 75. Colonial Secretary’s Office, 26th March, 1843.
The periods for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the date placed after their respective names, Certificates of their Freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior:-
Lady of the Lake.-
Mary Marshall, alias Mary Ann, 30th April ;

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Mary Mcadam:

Tasmanian Conduct Record
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p29
54. Adam Mc Mary or Marion

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Margaret Armour:

Tasmanian Conduct Record
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p29
53. Margaret Armour.

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Bell Anderson:

ADM 101/41/9
Medical and surgical journal of the Lady of the Lake female convict ship for 2 May to 6 November 1829 by William Evans, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in conveying convicts from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
Folios 19-20: Joan Donaldson, aged 12 months, child; case number 12: disease or hurt, dentition. Was weaned at seven months old preparatory to accompanying her mother Joan Donaldson alias Anderson, a convict. Put on sick list, 9 August 1829. Died 18 September 1829.

Tasmanian Conduct Record
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p28
53. Bell Anderson. Wife of Robert Donaldson, Tried at Edinburgh 22 Dec 1828.
Transported for Robbery. Gaol report, Behaved well. Husband transported M. 1 child. Stated this offence- Robbing a man of a watch, I was in confinement once before, got 30 days, my husband was tried with me & transported. Married.

Several instances of insolence to her mistress, and later ones of drunkenness, neglect of duty and bad language, resulting in time at the Factory in George Town, and then in the House of Correction for three months, 7 days of which in solitary confinement on Bread and water. Last entry dated Sept 4 1834.

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Marion Campbell:

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Marion Campbell or Ross, the wife of James Ross,  Tried 22 Dec 1828.

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Christian Stewart:

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Christian Stewart or Rankine, the wife of John Rankine,  Tried 15 Dec 1828.

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Mary Peterkin:

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Mary Peterkin or Reikie, the wife of John Reikie,  Tried 1 Dec 1828.

ADM 101/41/9
Medical and surgical journal of the Lady of the Lake female convict ship for 2 May to 6 November 1829 by William Evans, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in conveying convicts from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
Folios 1-2: Elizabeth Reikia, aged 4, child; case number 1: disease or hurt, diarrhoea. Put on sick list, 21 May 1829. Discharged 5 June 1829 cured.

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote of Ann Frew:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Ann Frew or McNeill, the wife of Thomas McNeill,  Tried 30 Sept 1828.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Janet Symon:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Janet Symon or Watt or Wattie, the wife of James Watt or Wattie,  Tried 22 Apr 1829.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Ann [guy]:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Mary Ann the wife of William Guy,  Tried 23 Apr 1829.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Jane [walker]:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Jane the wife of James Walker,  Tried 30 Apr 1829.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Ann [hadfield]:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Ann the wife of Joseph Hadfield,  Tried 12 Jan 1829.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Mary Garner:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Mary Garner,  Tried 13 Oct 1828.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Ann Oliver:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Ann Oliver,  Tried 28 Aug 1828.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Jane [symonds]:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Jane, the wife of Benjamin Symonds,  Tried 23 Mar 1829 at Cambridge Ass.

Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote of Elizabeth Hughson:

HO-11-7-1 Convict Indent
Elizabeth Hughson,  Tried 12 Jan 1829.

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