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Jane Carr

James Carr, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Carr
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1769
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 14th September, 1849
Age: 80 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 288
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

Chris Donnolley on 8th February, 2012 wrote:

the name was Jane (not James) Carr, female, aged about 28, convicted York Castle 1800, married to William Henry, also transported on Earl Cornwallis

John Mason on 1st February, 2014 wrote:

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 forJane Carr

D Wong on 3rd February, 2014 wrote:

Jane Carr was transported for stealing a large quantity of merchandise from Thomas and Charles Espener, who had employed her as a housekeeper.

11/3/1810: COF

Jane met and married William Henry on the Earl Cornwallis (although no record of the marriage found).  They had 3 children.

14/9/1849: Jane died of old age at Lane Cove and was buried in the Parish of St Phillip, County of Cumberland, Baptist Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Chris Donnolley on 8th February, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

John Mason on 1st February, 2014 made the following changes:

firstname: Jane (prev. James)

D Wong on 3rd February, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1769 (prev. 0000), date of death: 14th September, 1849 (prev. 0000)

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