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Ellen King, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
6th May, 1839
12th September, 1839
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 178 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 30
||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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Anonymous on 25th April, 2012 wrote:
Ellen king was 17 years old when transported for larceny. She is described as being4’11 1/2" tall, fresh very much freckled complexion, brown hair, round visage, medium forehead, sandy eyebrows, dark grey eyes, medium mouth, nose and chin.
From her conduct record: She was single, had previous convictions, and a good report from the ships’ surgeon.
3/3/1840: Nursery Liverpool St/Disobedience of orders and insolence - Solitary confinement on bread and water for 7 days.
6/6/1840: Pullen/out after hours - repremanded.
16/10/1840: Pullen/AWOL - 5 months hard labour, crime class.
13/10/1841: Grant/AWOL - 6 weeks at the wash tub.
15/12/1841: Grant/AWOL - 1 month on the separate working cells.
5/5/1842: Allwright/repeated AWOL’s
Nov. 1843: Married fellow convict Thomas Whitton per Frances Charlotte.
23/9/1844: Death of her child Thomas Whitton, from a fractured skull, aged 3 weeks.
26/7/1844: Sent for trial for committing a burglary in company with her husband and others, Charges dismissed through lack of evidence.
1845: Had another son.
Convict Changes History
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