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Rosannah Chapman, one of 130 convicts transported on the William Bryan, 13 June 1833
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||5th July, 1865
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 140
||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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Denise Ogilvie on 25th January, 2014 wrote:
Married fellow convict Allen Fosbrook at Campbelltown, 14 Feb 1835. Died in Castlemaine Victoria.
D Wong on 25th January, 2014 wrote:
Rosannah was 29 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing from the person”.
Goal Report: Bad. Convicted before and several times in prison.
Rosannah was 4’11” tall, brown hair and eyes, single, native place: Burnley, scar under left eye and rather deaf.
1833-35: Assigned to J C Sutherland Esq.
14/2/1835: Permission to marry Allen Fosbrook (William Miles 1828 VDL). The marriage was registered in 1835 at Campbell Town.
22/12/1845: Allen Fosbrook, passenger per ‘Union’ George Town to Adelaide.
19/3/1846: Mrs Fosbrook and daughter, passengers per ‘Union’ George Town to Adelaide.
The daughter was Mary, born C1836 and died 6/11/1906 in Melbourne.
Mary married Thomas Lane in 1855 in Adelaide and had 1 child. She then married John Patterson on 21/11/1857 in Melbourne and had 7 children.
Mary was murdered. She was 76 years old and there was an altercation with a boyfriend of her 17 year old granddaughter May, Mary was beaten with a fire poker and died from a fractured skull, never regaining consciousness. The boyfriend was Thomas Johnson also known as Thomas Treloar who was imprisoned for life with hard labour.
5/7/1865: Rosannah died at Castlemaine.
Convict Changes History
Denise Ogilvie on 25th January, 2014 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime
D Wong on 25th January, 2014 made the following changes:
date of death: 5th July, 1865 (prev. 0000), occupation