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Judith Brady

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Judith Brady
Aliases: Julia Benson, Julie Emmett
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 12th April, 1887
Age: 62 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: -
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Australasia
Departure date: 26th June, 1849
Arrival date: 29th September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st January, 2013 wrote:

Judith (also k/a Julia) Brady was charged & convicted at Cavan on 27/12/1848 for stealing clothes. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land on the ‘Australasia’ arriving 1849.

Aged 24yrs; housemaid/country servant; 4’11 1/2”; brownish complexion, slightly freckled; black hair; lt Hazel eyes; single.

Station Gang: Anson Hulk
Delivered of a male child, Jeremiah Brady 22/05/1852 Cascades Female Factory. The child died, an infant, 31/12/1852 of bronchitis.

Ticket of Leave 27/12/1853

Married William Benson 17/10/1853 at St. Georges Church, Battery Point, Hobart.

Defacto husband: Joel Emmett.

Child James Emmett b. 12/04/1855 Hobart.

17/07/1855: Conditional Pardon approved.

Now known as Julia Emmett:
26/02/1872 Green Ponds: Larceny - 6mths hard labour.
08/02/1879 Green Ponds: Larceny - 12mths hard labour.

Died 12/04/1887 New Town, nr Hobart. Pauper establishment. Aged 66yrs.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 31st January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1825, date of death 12th April, 1887, gender, occupation, crime

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