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Jane Hesketh

Jane Hesketh, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Hesketh
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 325 (164)
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 21st April, 2021 wrote:

The following is a list of the names of the prisoners in our County Gaol, for trial at the next Assize, with their ages and offences. ...
Jane Hesketh, aged and Margaret Ellams, aged 20, for uttering forged notes;
Chester Courant, 21 Dec 1819.

Jane Hesketh, aged , a servant from Ruffold, for having in her possession, forged Bank of England notes, knowing them to forged — Guilty. —fourteen years transportation.
Chester Courant, 11 Apr 1820.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st April, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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