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Francis Ansell

Francis Ansell, one of 279 convicts transported on the Larkins, 11 June 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Ansell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 2nd February, 1811
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 16th June, 1892
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Larkins
Departure date: 11th June, 1831
Arrival date: 19th October, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 278 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 121 (63)
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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D Wong on 21st February, 2019 wrote:

10/1/1831 Morning Post London, England:
MIDDLESEX SESSIONS.—George and Francis Ansell, two young men, brothers, who were rather respectably attired, were then placed at the bar, charged with stealing a pocket -handkerchief from the person of Edward Johnston Manley, on the 15 of December, at the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, when the Prosecutor was attending the County Meeting which was held at the place above mentioned.  Mr. Manley having stated that he missed the handkerchief on the occasion in question, a constable was produced, who deposed that he saw the Prisoner, George Ansell, put his hand into the pocket of the Prosecutor, remove the handkerchief, and hand it to his brother, who was seen by one of the Headboroughs to drop it on the step leading to the door of entrance.  They were both immediately found Guilty.

George Ansell was also on board.

Francis Ansell was listed as 20 years old on arrival.

Native Place; Castleton, Surrey.

Francis was literate, single, protestant, 5’7” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, long arms.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr. D. Dalrymple.
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Dawson.

13/11/1834: Campbell/Stealing one ewe sheep and one wedder sheep, the property of James Mackersey, committed for trial.

1835 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur.

3/9/1840: Permission to marry Mary Loughram (Hindostan).

5/10/1840: Married Mary Loughram at the Evandale School House, marriage registered at Launceston.  Mary was 18, Francis was 26.
ANSELL ALICE 1844 d 17/1/1845

6.9.1851: Was the licensee of the Trafalgar Inn, at Evandale - renewal of license application refused.

1852: License again refused -
23/2/1856: Fined £50 and costs for selling rum without a license at Norfolk Plains East.

9/4/1856: Insolvency.

5/9/1860: Selling the Tasmanian Inn, Perth, Tas.

19/1/1861: Francis Ansell, of Perth, Licensed Victualler - Insolvent.

19/9/1874: Harriet Emmeline, second daughter of Mr Francis Ansell, of Melbourne, formerly of Perth, Tasmania married Michael Donahoo of Westbury.

25/6/1892: Leader, Melbourne, Vic:
ANSELL.__On the 16th June, at his son-in-law’s residence, Mr. W. Hopkins, 44 Anderson-street, Richmond, Francis Ansell, in his 80th year, the beloved father of Mr. George Ansell, &c., of Gipps-street, Collingwood.  A colonist of 60 years.

2/2/1895 Leader, Melbourne, Victoria:
ANSELL.__On the 23rd January, at her late residence, No. 24 Ferguson-street, Abbotsford, Mary, relict of the late Francis Ansell, aged 76 years. R.I.P.

Convict Changes History

Courtney on 21st February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 2nd February, 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th June, 1892 (prev. 0000), crime

D Wong on 21st February, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: m, occupation

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