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Caroline Bush, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||23rd February, 1839
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 549 (277). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 25th September, 2018 wrote:
Caroline BUSH was convicted at Surrey, England on 19 July 1830 for stealing - sheets from her lodgings. Previously convicted for stealing a stove. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ship ‘America’ arriving there 9 May 1831.
Married woman - husband Edward BUSH at Kent Street Borough.
2 children (ref. Convict record)
Plain cook and housemaid
Aged 28 yrs.
Native place of birth: Barbican, London. (Note: Bush is her married name. Maiden name not recorded on records)
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to various work services.
Several notes of misconduct and punishments.
Ticket of Leave granted.
Applications for Permission to Marry:
(Note remarriage was approved, if prior permission given by Govt., as it was unlikely people could ever return to England, and a stable society was highly desired.)
30 Sept 1832: Caroline BUSH (per ‘America’) to William STRIKE (per ‘Woodford’). (ref. 45/1/1). Did not proceed.
18 April 1836: Caroline BUSH (per ‘America’) to Daniel PASS (per ‘Lord Lyndoch’). (ref. 52/1/1 pg 148) Deferred.
14 March 1837: Caroline BUSH (per ‘America’) to Daniel PASS (per ‘Lord Lyndoch’). (ref. 52/1/1 pg 150) Approved, if clergy satisfied.
24 April 1837: Marriage of Caroline BUSH, widow to Daniel PASS, bachelor at Church, Parish of Trinity, Hobart. (ref. 36/1/3 no. 3711)
23 Feb 1839: Caroline BUSH/PASS died at Hobart, pulminary consumption. Aged 31 yrs. (ref. 35/1/1 no. 107)
Daniel PASS remarried, in 1839 to Elizabeth GOLDIE.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 25th September, 2018 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 549 (277). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Numbe