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Jane Anson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Anson
Aliases: Cook
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Nursery housemaid
Date of Death: 13th August, 1871
Age: 64 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 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Antrim
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Greenlaw
Departure date: 7th March, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 38 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au Orphan School http://www.orphanschool.org.au
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 2nd April, 2018 wrote:

Jane ANSON was convicted at Antrim, Ireland on 27 June 1843 for Larceny - stealing money. Previous for stealing clothes. 10yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Greenlaw’ arriving 1844.

Aged 36 yrs; widow; 5’6 1/2”; housemaid/nurse maid/dairy woman; can read; fair complexion; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; scar on right hand & crippled little finger; Church of England religion.
Native place of birth: Chester
Father: Edward, at Chester
4 Brothers: John, William, Thomas & Robert.
2 Sisters: Alice, at Chester & Elizabeth at Liverpool.  (ref. for family details - Convict Indent)

6 months Probation Period.
Stationed on the ‘Anson’ Hulk in Derwent River, Hobart.
31 Jan 1846: Delivered of a male child, named William George ANSON, at the Cascades Female Factory, Sth Hobart. (ref. Tas Archives 33/1/2 no. 1492 - mother’s name is indexed as “Jean Anson”. Father’s name not recorded.)

20 Sept 1847: Child William admitted to the Queens Orphanage, aged 1 yr 6mths. (It was common for children of women convicts to be admitted to the Orphanage so they could continue with work service.)

21 Jan 1849: Child William ANSON died - cause “croup”. He was buried at St. Johns Cemetery, New Town, Hobart. (ref. 35/1/2 no. 2260)

5 Nov 1849: Application for Permission to Marry - Jane ANSON per Greenlaw to Charles COOKE per Gilmore. Approved.

4 Feb 1850: Marriage - Jane ANSON, full age, widow to Charles COOKE, full age, gardner, at St. George’s Anglican Church, Hobart. (ref. Tas Archives 37/1/9 no 166)

Ticket of Leave granted.

5 July 1853: Certificate of Freedom issued.

Nell Murphy on 2nd April, 2018 wrote:

13 Aug 1871: Death - Jane COOK, aged 68yrs; from England; Residence Stony Steps, Hobart district, Tasmania. Gardner’s wife. Cause - “malignant disease of stomach”. Notified by Charles Cook. (ref. Tas Archives 35/1/8 no. 503)

Maureen Withey on 14th January, 2020 wrote:

Greenlaw – Surgeon’s Journal.  National Archives. ADM 101/30/3/1
Daily sick list of the Greenlaw female convict ship.

Folio 2: Jane Anson, aged 30; convict; disease or hurt, prolapsus uteri. Put on sick list, 8 March 1844. Discharged, 13 March 1844.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd April, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 10 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au Orphan School http://www.orphanschool.org.au (prev. ), firstname: Jane, surname: Anson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1807

Nell Murphy on 2nd April, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Cook, date of death: 13th August, 1871 (prev. 0000)

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