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Frances Fretwell

Frances Fretwell, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Frances Fretwell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Plain cook, house servant
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 linen
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

D Wong on 4th September, 2014 wrote:

Frances Fretwell was born at Barford.

Goal Report: Very bad. Twice convicted before.

Frances was 5’3 1/4” tall, brown hair and eyes, single.

1832-1835 Musters: Assigned to Mr Frazier/Fraser.

1832: Married William Camp (Dromedary 1820)

Conduct record: Empty.

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:

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 :
Frances Fretwell 13 July 1837, America;

Convict Changes History

Julie Louise Thomas Richardson on 3rd September, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), gender: f

D Wong on 4th September, 2014 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

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