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Jane Cefender, one of 89 convicts transported on the Brothers, 20 November 1823
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Sergisson (alias), Cafender, Gergisson
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 107 (55). Tasmanian Archives convict records http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-1,380,262,F,43.
||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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Judith Wood on 10th July, 2015 wrote:
Jane marrie Samuel Coulson a free man. They departed Tasmania in 1831 for NSW. From 1846 Samuel owned hotels and from 1848 Jane owned hotels including the “Whitehaven Castle”. Jane was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Nell Murphy on 17th January, 2017 wrote:
Jane CEFENDER was convicted at Chester, on 5 April 1823 for uttering forged notes. First offence. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Brothers’ arriving 1824.
1827: in the service of Dr. Bromley. Absconded. Reprimanded and sent to the Female Factory.
30 Jul 1830: Application for permission to marry - to Samuel Coulson (free). Approved.
7 Feb 1831: Marriage to Samuel Coulson. (Registration is spelt “Cafender”) at Hobart. (ref. 36/1/2 no. 1560)
May 1831: Govt. permission for her to depart to Sydney, with her husband Coulson.
8 May 1831: Departed Hobart, with husband, per the ‘Rifleman’ for Sydney. (ref. CUS33/1/1 no. 340)
Maureen Withey on 23rd August, 2020 wrote:
Absolute Pardons, Dated 1 Jan 1841.
Cefender alias Legisson, Jane, Brothers;
Sydney Gazette, 30 Dec 1841.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 11th January, 2021 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Brothers - 1824
Indent No; 55
Name; Jane Cafender
Trade or calling; Dress maker
Trial where & Date; Chester - 5 April 1823.
Age; Year of birth; 1798
Native Place; Whitehaven
Height; 5 ft. 4 in
Eyes; Dark Grey
Completion; Fair Ruddy
Additional remarks noted against name; Mother at Liverpool near Great George Square
Father in ? John Sergisson, a Blacksmith, lived last with her ?. Offence Uttering Forged Notes in the Hollowell Bank, First offence.
Statement on arrival in Van Diemen’s Land - not married
Convict Changes History
Judith Wood on 10th July, 2015 made the following changes:
alias1: Sergisson (alias) (prev. Sergisson (Alias)), date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1863 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 17th January, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 107 (55). Tasmanian Archives convict records http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-1,380,262,F,43. (prev. Australian J