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Deborah Davis

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Deborah Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1764
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1829
Age: 65 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of jewlery
Convicted at: Kent, Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Juliana
Departure date: June, 1789
Arrival date: 3rd June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 246 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Eric Harry Daly on 5th January, 2013 wrote:

Deborah Davis convicted at Kent in 1788, aged 24, of stealing jewellery from a house. Died 1829 Tasmania. married John Broughton in 1810 Hobart

D Wong on 6th January, 2013 wrote:

1788: Reprieved to transportation for 7 years.
August 1770: Sent to Norfolk Island from Port Jackson.

November 1791:Associated with William Neate Chapman and cohabited with him from 1791.  He was the storekeeper at Phillipburg, he was a personal friend of the King’s, often staying in their household, where Deborah was employed as a domestic servant.

June 1794: Recorded as a servant in the Lieutenant Governor’s household.  She was unmarried with one unidentified child. (this child may have died (on the passenger list of the “Estramina” to VDL in 1808 there was no child listed with her).

1801: William Neate Chapman, secretary to Governor King, transferred to Deborah a life interest in a land grant he had received on Norfolk Island.  This grant was 9 acres a Phillipburgh, on Cascade Creek.

May 1808: Left Norfolk Island on the “Estramina” to VDL.

1809: Listed as occupying a 50 acre land grant at Clarence Plains with John Broughton. (They married in 1810).

1819: John and Deborah were no longer listed as landholders but were both mentioned in the 1822 Muster.

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 5th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1764, date of death 1829, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 6th January, 2013 made the following changes:

term 7 years

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