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Susannah Jenkins

Susannah Jenkins, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Susannah Jenkins
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: Cook/laundress
Date of Death: 1833
Age: 53 years

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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 19 February 2020), December 1826, trial of SUSANNAH JENKINS (t18261207-192).
SUSANNAH JENKINS, Theft > grand larceny, 7th December 1826.

195. SUSANNAH JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of November , 4 shifts, value 6d.; 4 petticoats, value 4s.; 1 pillow-case, value 2s.; 8 pinafores, value 8s.; 1 shirt, value 3s.; 1 gown, value 3s.; 1 towel, value 1s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s., and 1 table-cloth, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Robinson .

HENRY ROBINSON. I live at No. 16, Little Saffron-hill , and am a smith . I know nothing of the prisoner.

SARAH ROBINSON . On the 10th of November, about ten o’clock in the morning, I caught the prisoner in my father’s house, with this property in her arms - she had just got out of the kitchen; I was coming from the yard - they were on the kitchen-dresser before.(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS COOPER . I am an officer. I received her in charge, with this property - she said one shift in the bundle was her own; I think she was in liquor.

Prisoner. I was in liquor, and know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Seven Years .

Public Notice. Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, July 25, 1831
THE undermentioned Female Prisoners of the Crown have obtained Tickets of Leave, in compliance with the Regulations of 17th March, 1829. for good conduct in the situations respectively stated, viz :—
County of Cumberland.
Jenkins Susannah, Princess Charlotte, in service ;

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st August, 2021 wrote:

1827 - New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents.
Indent No; 48
Name; Susannah Jenkins - Widow.
Age; 46 [ 1781]
Native Place; Woolwich
Trade or calling; Cook
Offence; Stealing in a Dwelling House
Trial; London - 12 Dec 1826 - 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 0 in
Eyes; Hazel
Hair; Lt. Brown to Sandy
Completion; Fresh Fair
Assigned; Gilbert McLeod, Sydney

1833 - Possible Death Record
Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, St John’s Parramatta. Year 1833
No; 657
Name;  Susannah Jankins **
Abode; Parramatta
When Buried; 1833, 19 Feb
Age; 47 years
Ships Name; Princess Charlotte
Quality or profession; Ticket.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 19th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 31st August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1833 (prev. 0000), occupation

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