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Hannah Brace

Hannah Brace, one of 151 convicts transported on the Atwick, 28 September 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hannah Brace
Aliases: Pryke
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: 1st December, 1898
Age: 81 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lincoln Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Atwick
Departure date: 28th September, 1837
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 139 (71)
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

D Wong on 29th September, 2014 wrote:

Hannah BRACE
• Alias: n/a
• Of: Horncastle / Ipswich
• Occupation: Staymaker and needlewoman
• Age: 20
o Crime: Stealing 4 £5 notes, 10 sovereigns, a four-penny piece and a canvas purse from the person of Thomas Trafford of Hatten, innkeeper
• Place of Crime: Horncastle
• Court: Assize
• Trial Date: 15/07/1837
• Sentence: 7 Years
• Ship: Atwick
• Destination: Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land)
• Transportation Date: 1838
• Sources Used: Calendar of prisoners
o Other Remarks: Tried with Joseph Brace, 24, and Daniel Green, 26, who were both acquitted. Unable to read or write
• Document Ref: COC 4/1/10/90
Victims: Trafford, Thomas

Hanah was illiterate, 5’ 3 ½” tall, grey eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, M o P on left arm, married – husband at Uxbridge.
12/8/1841: TOL
24/8/1842: CP.

10/8/1841: Permission to marry James Lee (Waterloo)
26/06/1843: Marriage registered in Hobart.  They had 6 children.
She was buried on 3 December 1898 at Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart.

James Lee died 1865.

Convict Changes History

Lyn Frost on 29th September, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Pryke, date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1st December, 1898 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

D Wong on 29th September, 2014 made the following changes:


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