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Rebecca Downs, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||24th November, 1794
|Date of Death:
||8th July, 1880
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 539 (272). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Glenda Humes on 15th September, 2013 wrote:
Married John Brimfield 1833 (convict) - both assigned to Myles Patterson “Shannon” estate in Bothwell.
Nell Murphy on 24th May, 2016 wrote:
Rebecca Downs was convicted at CCC, London 9 Dec 1830 for stealing a fabric table cloth. No previous convictions. 7yr sentence. Rebecca was to be transported to Australia on the ‘Earl of Liverpool’ but was transferred to the ship ‘America’ to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) arriving 9 May 1831.
Single woman; aged 35yrs; dressmaker & needlewoman; 4’9 1/4”.
Native place: St. Clements Danes, London.
Assignment of service to Mr.Paterson, Shannon.
Clear Conduct Record.
Convict Changes History
Glenda Humes on 15th September, 2013 made the following changes:
date of birth 24th November, 1794, date of death 8th July, 1880, gender, occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 24th May, 2016 made the following changes:
voyage, source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 539 (272). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 539 (272)