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Judith Chambers

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Judith Chambers
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 27th July, 1869
Age: 79 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: -
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Alexander
Departure date: 4th November, 1815
Arrival date: 4th April, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 84 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Convict Records. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 1st July, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Judith Chambers, per Alexander II, 1816, age on arrival, 23, Tried at Wexford Co., 1815, 7 years, servant, DOB 1793.


CHAMBERS, Judith. Per “Alexander”, 1816
1816 Apr 10 - On list of convicts embarked on the “Kangaroo” for the Derwent (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.461)


List of 60 convicts who were sent per Kangaroo to the Derwent in 1816. 58 of these women arrived in NSW per Alexander. The other two by other ships.
No 55 on transport list:
Judith Chambers, per Alexander, Tried at Wexford, Aug 1815, 7 years, servant.

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p237
6. Judith Chambers.  Alexander 1816 Kangaroo 1816. Wexford, 1815, 7 years.
Many instances of “Drunk and Disorderly conduct” and consequent punishments on her record.
She appears to have a Ticket of Leave by June 21 1819, and Free by Servitude by April 8 1828.
On March 7 1825, she was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Bathurst St during Divine service and sent to the factory for 30 days.
On Jan 10 1826, she was charged with being drunk and disorderly the previous night and threatening to break all the windows at the Waterloo Inn, for which she was reprimanded.

January 14th 1830, Judith was admitted to New Norfolk Colonial Hospital as a patient with mania.

Tasmanian Health & Welfare Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/626736$init=626737
New Norfolk Colonial Hospital records. For year 1841-1842
Admission Date:14th Jan 1830,Admitted with mania. Judith Chambers, ship Kangaroo,  Free.
The record for April 1841 lists Judith, and she is still there in August 1842.

Death Record. New Norfolk District, 1860.
Date of Death: 27th July 1869, Judith Chambers, age 79, Pauper, Cause of death, Catarrhal Influenza. Informant, G.F. Mustin, Surgeon Superintendent, Lunatic Asylum New Norfolk.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 1st July, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Convict Records. Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Judith, surname: Chambers, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1790, date of death: 27th July, 1869,

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