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Rose (rosetta) Johnson

Rose Johnson, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rose (rosetta) Johnson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1845
Age: 61 years

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: Larceny
Convicted at: Surrey Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 194
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

Lee White on 31st May, 2012 wrote:

Rose’s native place was Louth,Ireland.She arrived here in 1814 with her daughter Catherine who was removed from her and billeted at the Paramatta Women’s inclosure. After Mary’s time was served she married John Beal ["Fortune 1812",life] and petitioned for Catherine to be released to her. Catherine married Nicholas McCann,master mason, son of convicts Peter McCann [bc.1769 arrived 1800,involved in the 1798 Wicklow rebellion d. 1806] and Mary Fitzgerald [ arrived 1798,b.1776 Cork d blind 1816].
When Rose hired her husband-still a convict- out for work and was not paid, she being a free woman and expecting recompence,took the non payer to court. The papers of the case reside in the Mitchell.She won.Her first grandson,Charles McCann b.1827 was left with her and John Beal, when the parents went to Tasmania. Charles grew up in Paramatta,was a wheelwright and named his second son after John Beal

Colleen Broughton on 6th March, 2016 wrote:

Rosetta was born in 1784 in County Louth Ireland,but was living in Lent Surrey at the time of her arrest.She was convicted of stealing 18 yards of sheeting worth 27 shillings and a shawl worth 30 shillings,earning her a sentence of transportation.She married a fellow convict,John Beale in 1818 in Parramatta.Rosetta was emancipated in 1821.Rose as she was known, died on 13 Feb.1845 and was buried in Sandhills Cemetery,later relocated to Botany Bay.

Convict Changes History

Lee White on 31st May, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

Colleen Broughton on 6th March, 2016 made the following changes:

firstname: Rose (rosetta) (prev. Rose), date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1845 (prev. 0000), crime

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