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Emma Crisp

Emma Crisp, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Emma Crisp
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 550
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

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Marriage Permissions : https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON52-1-1p020j2k
328 Dermid Alexr. Mc. Sir G. Webster, and Emma Crisp, per America. Approved 13 May 1836.

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:

The following female convicts were removed from Warwick gaol on Wednesday, to be put on board the America, at Woolwich, viz — For life, Matilda Smith, Mary Ann Baker; fourteen years, Lydia Foxley; seven years, Emma Crisp. Ann Tabitha Hall, Susannah Sandall, Frances Fretwell, Matilda Smith, Mary Kennedy, Mary Ann Boden, and Elizabeth Johnson alias Pritchard.
Aris’s Birmingham Gazette, 13 Dec 1830.

Maureen Withey on 20th April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record.  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p320
172. Emma Crisp. Per America. Tried at Warwick 13 July 1830, 7 years. Transported for stealing butcher’s meat. Gaol report, Bad, convicted before of Felony. Married, Stated this offence, Sstealing butcher’s meat. Once for stealing from my lodgings, 6 mos House of Correction. Married, husband Wm. Crisp, a brass founder at Birmingham.
Aug 11 1831. Absconded from her service on Monday and remaining until apprehended on Tuesday night by Constable Spencer – placed in the C. Class.
Feb 16 1832. Absenting herself without permission on Monday last. Admd. & discharged.
Feb 27 1832.Insubordination & threatening to abscond – Cell 14 days plced in Crime Class 6 mos & when assigned to be assigned to the interior.
Oct 29 1832. Out after hours, Repd.
Dec 1832. Found in a public house after hours. Repd.
Feb 12 1833. (Absent?) from her service a month without leave. C. Class 3 months.

Hobart Town Courier, 7 July 1837,
The period for which the undermentioned persons were transported, expiring at the date placed after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior :
Emma Crisp 13th July 1837, America;

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

Maureen Withey on 20th April, 2020 made the following changes:


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