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Janet Jamieson

Janet Jamieson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Asia, 09 March 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Janet Jamieson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Scotland. Perth Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 9th March, 1847
Arrival date: 21st July, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 167 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 172
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

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2016 wrote:

Janet Jamieson was convicted at Perth, Scotland 23/9/1846 for stealing clothes. 7yr sentence. Previous convictions. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘Asia’ arriving 21/7/1847.

Aged 19yrs; housemaid; single; Presbyterian.
Native place: Dundee, Scotland.
Father: James
Mother: Anna
Brother: John

Anson Station Gang.
1848 sent to the Female Factory Hobart.
14/4/1849 Delivered of a male child - James (father’s name not recorded.
21/4/1851 married Henry Harris at St. Johns Church, Launceston.
20/1/1852 Ticket of Leave granted
12/10/1853 Certificate of Freedom, Launceston.

Twin sons born 15/9/1857, Albert & William Appleby. Father - Thomas Appleby.
Children admitted to St. John’s Orphanage, New Town (nr Hobart) 1/11/1860.  Discharged 1871. Apprenticed to Mr. Isaac, Ringarooma.

16/11/1877 Larceny. Campbell Town, Tas.
1885 Receiving. Launceston

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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