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Frances Beck

Frances Beck, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frances Beck
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lucy Davidson
Departure date: 10th July, 1829
Arrival date: 29th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 107 (56)
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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Roger Churm on 28th April, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings April 1829
FRANCES BECK,Stealing from master 9th April 1829

781.Frances Beck was indicted for stealing,on the 14th of January,9 pairs of sheets,value 21.5s;1 counterpane,value 5s;1 waist,value 4s;1 tablecloth,value 2s.,1 apron,value 1s;1 handkerchief,value 8d;and 3 shirts,value 15s.,the goods of John Harrison,her master.

JOHN HARRISON.The prisoner lived with me between three and four months-I lost a great deal of property;she ran away,I think on the 26th of February;I then missed some other articles -these and the articles;a great part of them are marked.

WILLIAM DONKIN.I a pawnbroker.I have two sheets,one shirt,one tablecloth,and one handkerchief,all pawned by Hayte.

FRANCES HAYTE.I received these articles from the prisoner,and pawned them with Mr.Donkin,at different times;I was not employed at the prosecutor’s;I have known the prisoner some yew,and knew she lived there -I thought the articles were her own.

EDWARD BURRIDGE. I apprehended the prisoner on the 28th of March,at Lambeth;she said she hoped Mr Harrison would forgive her,and she was coming that day to try to settle it;she told me that Hayte had pawned them,and Hayte gave me the duplicates.

GUILTY Aged 31

Transported for Fourteen Years.

Convict Changes History

Roger Churm on 28th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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