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Jane Brown, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 327 (165); CON40/1/1 image 82. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey - Online.
||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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Sarah on 18th October, 2018 wrote:
Arrival: 29 Aug 1820 • Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
There were two Jane BROWNs on this voyage. This one got off the ship in Hobart.
Iris Dunne on 19th October, 2018 wrote:
** 2 Jane Brown’s on this ship
Convicted: 26 May 1819, Sentence: Life
Jane Brown born about 1792, 8 records
SARAH BLAKELEY and JANE BROWN were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , at St. Botolph, Without Bishopsgate , 17 yards of printed cotton, value 25 s., the goods of John Warren Nott , privately in his shop .
JOHN HARDING . I am constable of Bishopsgate Ward. On Thursday, the 20th of May, about two o’clock in the afternoon, I received information of the two prisoners coming out of a linen-draper’s shop. Blakeley was seen by a woman to put something under her apron after she came out. They turned down Catherine-wheel-alley, leading to Petticoat-lane. I immediately went after them, and overtook them in conversation together. Blakeley had a basket before her, and was lifting something up underneath it. I asked her what she had got under her apron? she said she had nothing. I put my hand to her apron, and found the print under it. Brown walked a little forward - I called to a young man who was there to bring her back, which he did. I never lost sight of her, and am sure she is the woman who was with Blakeley. I searched her, and found a piece of cotton on her, which she had bought at the prosecutor’s shop. I took her back to Mr. Nott’s shop, and asked him if he had lost anything? he said, No, not that he knew of. I produced the piece of cotton to him, with the mark and ticket on it - he claimed it directly, and said he had not sold it. I also produced the piece which I found upon Brown - he said he had sold it to her.
JOHN WARREN NOTT . I am a linen-draper , and live in Bishopsgate-street Without. The prisoners came to my shop together on the 20th of May, I sold them a small bit of print for 2 s. - I do not know which bought it, they were together. The officer brought them back in about ten minutes after, with this piece of print, which is my property. It is marked in two places with my private mark, and the number of yards. It is worth 24 s.
Q. When they were in the shop had you observed any thing - A. I was informed they were suspicious characters while they were in the shop, and came forward to take notice of them, but saw them take nothing, though I was on the watch.
BLAKELEY’S Defence. A man gave me some liquor to carry it.
BROWN’S Defence. I know nothing of it.
BLAKELEY - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 46.
BROWN - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.
Convict Changes History
Sarah on 18th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 327 (165); CON40/1/1 image 82 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 327 (165))
Iris Dunne on 18th October, 2018 made the following changes:
Iris Dunne on 19th October, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 327 (165); CON40/1/1 image 82. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey - Online. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece