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Caroline Gant, one of 220 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Sippings [Seppings], 17 March 1852
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 381 (193)
||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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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