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Rachel Atkinson

Rachel Atkinson, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rachel Atkinson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 14th October, 1904
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 96
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

Carmen Greatorex on 12th September, 2012 wrote:

Attempt to murder (her infant aged one month - Rebecca Atkinson)

Carmen Greatorex on 12th September, 2012 wrote:

Rachel was convicted of attempting to murder her daughter Rebecca Atkinson (aged one month).  She was sentanced to death, later commuted to 7 years transportation (her daughter Rebecca came with her to Australia).  Interestingly, her daughter died in 1828 (aged approximately 2 years) in Australia.  Rebecca married another convict Henry Jackson on 19 November 1838. They went on to have 14 children, including one set of triplets and two sets of twins.

Convict Changes History

Carmen Greatorex on 12th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1904-10-14, gender f

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