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Lydia Foxley

Lydia Foxley, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lydia Foxley
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 21st June, 1871
Age: 70 years

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing a watch
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 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 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p4
90. Lydia Foxley, 30, Ho. Servant, Sickly.

D Wong on 18th April, 2020 wrote:

Lydia Foxley was listed as 30 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Wicking, Northamptonshire.

Transported for ‘Stealing a watch from the person’.

Gaol Report: Bad common prostitute.

Lydia was single, 5’1¼” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes.

1832-33 Musters: Assigned to Mr. Bateman.
311/12/1835 Muster: TOL

30/7/1832: Married Samuel Blullen (Phoenix 1822) at Hobart.
28/5/1834: Ann Elizabeth
24/6/1840: Dinah
1/7/1843: Matilda
27/12/1845: James Samuel

19/10/1838: CP
1844: Free Certificate.

21/6/1871: Lydia Foxley died at Tack Street, Collingwood, Victoria, of ‘Senile Decay’.
From death certificate:
Father Alexander Foxley, father’s occupation and mother’s Christian and maiden surname unknown, death registered by J Buller son Park Street Collingwood, buried 22 June 1871 Melbourne Cemetery, from Northamptonshire, England, 35 years in Tasmania, 10 years in Victoria, married Hobart aged 26 to James Henry Buller, children Elizabeth 38 James dead, Matilda 28, James Samuel 25.

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.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

D Wong on 18th April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st June, 1871 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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