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Jeremiah Fensom

Jeremiah Fensom, one of 230 convicts transported on the Woodbridge, 10 October 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jeremiah Fensom
Aliases: Fenson
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Shepherd
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving
Convicted at: Bedford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Woodbridge
Departure date: 10th October, 1839
Arrival date: 26th February, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 229 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 101 (52)
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

D Wong on 5th September, 2015 wrote:

Jeremiah Fensom was 20 years old when transported for ‘stealing lead and 1 sack’, his native place was Pepperstock, Hertfordshire.

80 convicts on the Woodbridge were sent to Norfolk Island per Augusta Jessie and one of them was Jeremiah.

Jeremiah was illiterate, protestant, 5’3 ½” tall, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, single.

3/3/1844: Arrived in VDL per ‘Little Annie’ – he was 25 years old at this point.

13/11/1845: TOL

12/11/1845: Living in a state of adultery (with Martha Warburton ‘Waverley 1842’)
. 25/4/1846: Free Certificate.

No other records of him found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 5th September, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Fenson, date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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