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Susannah Allen

Susannah Allen, one of 22 convicts transported on the Prince of Wales, April 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Susannah Allen
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 16th October, 1778
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th October, 1789
Age: 11 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Prince of Wales
Departure date: April, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 56 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 14
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 19th June, 2011 wrote:

Transportation Ship:

Prince of Wales

D Wong on 18th April, 2015 wrote:

Old Bailey:
SUSANNAH ALLEN, Theft > theft from a specified place, 18th April 1787.

Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 40s
Punishment: Transportation

SUSANNAH ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th day of March last, one dimity gown, value 15 s. a cotton petticoat, value 6 s. a silk cloak, value 5 s. a muslin apron, value 7 s. a pair of linen pockets, value 12 s. a silk handkerchief, value 3 s. a pair of base metal shoe-buckles, value 2 s. a muslin handkerchief, value 2 s. and a pair of thread stockings, value 6 d. the property of Mary Ann Bailey , in the dwelling-house of George Robinson .

I am innocent of the affair; after I had fetched some raspberry and gin, she gave me six-pence for a pot of half and half; when I returned, she was crying upon the stairs, and said she was robbed; I went and looked after the young woman till Monday night; when I returned, they stopped me.

GUILTY, Of stealing to the value of 10 s.
Transported for seven years.

17/10/1789: Susannah Allen died on board the Prince of Wales while giving birth to a child by Marine private John Brown – the child’s name was Rebecca and she died in 1790.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 4th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1789-00-00, gender f

D Wong on 18th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 17th October, 1789 (prev. 1789)

lola on 18th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 16th October, 1778 (prev. 0000)

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