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Johanna Anderson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Johanna Anderson
Aliases: Jane Anderson, Reardon
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hope
Departure date: 10th April, 1842
Arrival date: 17th August, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 17 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 2nd July, 2016 wrote:

Johanna Anderson was convicted at Dublin City on 25 Oct 1841 for stealing a watch. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Hope’ arriving 17 Aug 1842.

Married to Robert Anderson, lived with him 4yrs. 1 child, Robert aged 9yrs - on board with her.
Child admitted to St. Johns Orphanage, New Town, VDL 23 Aug 1842 (as was the requirement for female convicts). Discharged to Mr. Patrick Hill, New Norfolk 9 Nov 1846.

Assignments in Colony.
Some notes of misconduct. Sentence extended 6mths.

Nell Murphy on 2nd July, 2016 wrote:

Native place - Cork, Ireland.
Brother - John
Sisters - Margaret, Nancy & Mary.

Application for permission to marry:
30 June 1846 - to John Lane (free - this could be a free settler or served his time and now free). Approved.

Married to John Lane at St. Joseph’s Church, Launceston 2 Oct 1846. Johanna is recorded as “Reardon” and “Anderson”; aged 30 yrs.  John is a sawyer, aged 47yrs.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Johanna, surname: Anderson, alias1: Jane Anderson, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 2nd July, 2016 made the following changes:

alias2: Reardon, occupation

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