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Frances Blundell

Frances Blundell, one of 99 convicts transported on the Mermaid, 15 February 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frances Blundell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 44 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mermaid
Departure date: 15th February, 1828
Arrival date: 27th June, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 315 (159)
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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Anonymous on 14th July, 2012 wrote:

Lived in Camden Town. Likely maiden name was Dawson. Born Leverton, near Boston in Lincolnshire

3 court cases
Dec 1826 Middlesex - Old Bailey
Larceny from lodging house
Not Guilty

Ann Frances Blundell
bn 1787 aged 40 (I think this could be a mistake should be 1797 aged 30)
Living - Little Guildford St, St George Parish
April 1827 Middesex - Old Bailey
Larceny from lodging house
Pleaded distress
(Frances claimed at her subsequent trial that this was not her but her sister’s in law (Henry’s brother’s wife)
Guilty - 2 months jail in Newgate Prison

Jan 1828 - Husband Henry was arrested at the same time for this crime but was not prosecuted
Convicted of larceny - stealing sheets from furnished lodgings.
Sentenced to 7 years transportation to VDL
Middlesex Gaol Delivery - 10 / 01 / 1828

Left one child and husband in England after transportation to VDL according to court records
Transported on the ‘Mermaid’
Departed from Woolwich
99 female convicts
131 day journey
Arrived Hobart 27 / 6 / 1828
Convict no - 6130
Literate - signed marriage certificate

Ticket of leave - 24 / 8 / 1832 Granted on the occasion of the celebration of His Majesty’s birthday

Convict musters - 1832 -33 - List Frances Blundell as a Ticket of Leave holder

Free by servitude - 10 / 01 / 1835

an excerpt from the book " Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls- Convict Women in Van Diemen’s Land 1803 - 1829" by Phillip T? ardif :
BLUNDELL, FRANCES Police Number- 137 Convicted At - Middlesex Gaol Conviction Date and Sentence - 10 January 1828. 7 years Transported For - Larceny Gaol Report - Convicted and here before. Orderly. Married and one child. Stated This offence - Stealing sheets from my furnished lodgings. Prosecuter Mary Brown, No 7 Bayham Street, Camden Town . My husband was taken with me for this offence but was not tried. I was not convicted before. My husband’s brother’ s wife was. Husband a blacksmith. Husband works for Mr Crutchley. York St Park St, Camden Town. Married. Protestant. Ship’s Surgeon’s Comments - Particularly proper. DESCRIPTION Native Place - Leverton, near Boston (Lincolnshire) Trade - Laundress and housemaid; can wash and iron, get up linen. Literacy - can read and write Height - 5 ft 2 1/2 in. Age - 31 (1828) Complexion - Fair Head - medium. Flat top. Hair - light brown. Curly. Visage - Broad, oval. Fleshy bottom of cheek. Forehead - Small. Flat on temples. Eyebrows - Strong and full. Much arched. Eyes - Light grey. Nose - Long , straight and sharp pointed. Mouth - Small. Small lips. COLONIAL EXPERIENCES 1832 : 24 August - Ticket of Leave 1832 : October - Applied to marry Richard Stockdale (No. 633 ) per Princess Charlotte (married at Sorell 23 December 1833). 1833 Muster : Holding a Ticket of Leave. 1835 : 10 January - Free by Servitude

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 14th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797-00-00, date of death 1841-00-00, gender f

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