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Ellen King

Ellen King, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen King
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Nursery maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Leicester Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: 6th May, 1839
Arrival date: 12th September, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 30
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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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.

30/1/1849: COF

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 25th April, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

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