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Jane Boyd

Jane Boyd, one of 101 convicts transported on the Burrell, 31 December 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Boyd
Aliases: None
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: All country work
Date of Death: 20th August, 1845
Age: 38 years

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Burrell
Departure date: 31st December, 1831
Arrival date: 20th May, 1832
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 HO11/8, Page Number 248
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

No; 309-32. 62
Age;  24 Est birth Year; 1808
Read & Write. Single;
Religion: Roman Catholic
Native Place: County Cork
Calling; All work
Date of Trial: 30 Oct 1831. Middlesex Goal Delivery
Offence; Man Robbery
Sentence; 14 years
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/2 inches
Complexion: Ruddy Freckled
Hair: Sandy
Eyes; Hazel
Noted against his name; 20 August 1845 died in Parramatta Hospital 44/3889 31 May
Old Bailey Proceedings Online
October 1831, trial of JANE BOYD (t18311020-211).
JANE BOYD, Theft > pocketpicking, 20th October 1831.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

2168. JANE BOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , 1 half-crown, and 4 shillings, the monies of Ralph McKeeney , from his person .

RALPH McKEENEY. I belong to the brig George , lying at Stone-stairs. On the night of the 19th of October I met the prisoner at a public-house in Shadwell; we had each a glass of gin, for which I paid - we then walked up Ratcliff-highway together, and she had her right arm round me: she put her hand into my right-hand pocket, and whipped it out again - I missed a half-crown and four shillings - I know they had been safe when I was in the public-house; I had a half-crown piece, four shillings, and one sixpence - I was as sober as I am now; she ran away, and I followed - she got out of my sight; I waited for her, as I thought she would come again - I saw her in about three quarters of an hour, and took hold of her; I asked her if she would deliver up my money - she abused me, and would have struck me; I called Police! the officer came, and took her - I do not know what time it was; we were walking in the street, but I dare say it was near midnight; she was going to take me home, but she robbed me before she got home.

Prisoner. Q. Did I take your money? A. Yes, you pulled your hand out of my pocket with the money, and called for two glasses of gin; I had one and the prisoner the other - I objected to pay for it, and told the prisoner to pay, but I did not see any money in her hand; the bar-maid came out, and asked me to pay for it - I was not five minutes in the house; I was not with any other female.

WILLIAM CLAYTON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and found on her two half-crowns, four shillings, two sixpences, and one halfpenny - she claimed it all; I returned one half-crown to her at the office - she said it was the change of a sovereign, that she had bought a pair of shoes, and treated one and another.

WILLIAM ROBERT GARDE. I am a Police-Sergeant. On the morning of 20th of October I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner walking in King David-lane - she had her right-arm round his waist; I said to him, “Do you know what company you are in? he careful, you will be robbed; she is an incorrigible thief;” he made no answer, but went on.

Prisoner. I had slept with a sailor at Mr. Clark’s the night before; he gave me the sovereign, and all I had out of it was this hand round my waist, and a pair of shoes- 1 spent about 2s. 6d. in liquor.

GUILTY . Aged 24. - Transported for Fourteen Years .
Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Jane Boyd
Death Date: 1845
Registration Place;  Parramatta, New South Wales
Volume Number: V1845420 146

Convict Changes History

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

alias1: None, date of birth: 1807 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st September, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 20th August, 1845 (prev. 0000), occupation

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