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Caroline Gant

Caroline Gant, one of 220 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Sippings [Seppings], 17 March 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Caroline Gant
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Cook/laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Surrey, Ipswich Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Sir Robert Seppings
Departure date: 17th March, 1852
Arrival date: 7th August, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 381 (193)
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

Margaret Lavery on 26th September, 2019 wrote:

Caroline Gant, 17, a lost looking creature, was charged with stealing a jacket and a petticoat from the person of John, infant child of Mr John Cooper, residing in the parish of St Margaret. (Ipswich Journal, Saturday 10th January 1852)

Caroline Gant was born in Ipswich Suffolk England around 1833 to parents William and Lucy Gant.  We see Caroline’s parents and siblings names listed on the Convict Indent Report.

Caroline married John Smith 20 Feb 1854 in Launceston Tasmania, they had two children, Samuel and William Smith. 

Next Caroline had children with a William Harris, 4 children, Mary Ann and Ann Maria ( only two I have records for).  No record of marriage found yet.  Birth record of children not found yet.  After William Harris drowned, Caroline is with John Stanley or John Coffey and they have three children, John, Harriet and Eliza. 

Caroline died 28 Oct 1908 at Stanley, Tasmania and is buried in the Stanley Cemetery.

Convict Changes History

Jennifer Carole Jones on 26th February, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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