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Lewis Ansell

Lewis Ansell, one of 198 convicts transported on the Pestonjee Bomanjee, 08 October 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lewis Ansell
Aliases: None
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Shoemaker
Date of Death: 9th June, 1848
Age: 27 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 Life

Crime: Rape
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Pestonjee Bomanjee
Departure date: 8th October, 1846
Arrival date: 17th February, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land [Maria Island]
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 131 (67)
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

Beryl Holt on 26th November, 2012 wrote:

The story of Lewis Ansell’s crime against a 6 year old girl is detailed in a book first published in 1884 by Thomas Woollaston the Police Officer involved in arresting Lewis.  The book “Police Experiences” has been republished in 2007 by Berkswich History Society ISBN 978-0-9527247-4-2

Dianne Jones on 2nd May, 2022 wrote:


9 June, 1848: Lewis Ansell died in hospital, Darlington, aged 26 (Tasmania, Australia, Convict Court and Selected Records, 1800-1899; Register; Registers of convict deaths, 1845-1874).

He was a shoemaker by trade (https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON14-1-37$init=CON14-1-37P4).

Convict Changes History

Beryl Holt on 26th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1821, gender, crime

Stuart BOYD on 24th October, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: None, date of death: 1848 (prev. 0000)

Dianne Jones on 2nd May, 2022 made the following changes:

date of death: 9th June, 1848 (prev. 1848)

Dianne Jones on 2nd May, 2022 made the following changes:


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