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Prudence Jenkin

Prudence Jenkin, one of 173 convicts transported on the John Renwick, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Prudence Jenkin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 5th August, 1838
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 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Cornwall Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: John Renwick
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 27th August, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 259 (131)
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

Judi on 17th November, 2012 wrote:

Prudence died en route on Aug 5 1838 of scurvy.  She had an infant son, who was thought to be adopted by Patience Swain, a free woman who was on board with her children, to join her husband.  Samuel Swain had been transported for theft in 1833 on board the Mary.  The infant was called James.

Convict Changes History

Judi on 17th November, 2012 made the following changes:


Carol Axton-Thompson on 18th November, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 5th August, 1838, gender

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