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Jessie Kinnear

Jessie Kinnear, one of 232 convicts transported on the Aurora, 22 April 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jessie Kinnear
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 6th January, 1872
Age: 49 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: Robbery
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 22nd April, 1851
Arrival date: 10th August, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 141 (73)
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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D Wong on 29th August, 2017 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Precognition against Jessie Kinnear, Marion Johnston for the crime of robbery and theft near the Meadows, Edinburgh
Dates 1850

Accused Jessie Kinnear, Age: 22, Address: c/o McCabe, Blackfriars Wynd, Edinburgh, Origin: Native of Edinburgh
Marion Johnston, wife of George Johnston, labourer, m.s. Telford, Age: 27, Address: Blackfriars Wynd, High Street, Edinburgh, Origin: Native of Glasgow.

Marion/Mary Ann Telford was also on board Aurora.

Jessie Kinnear was 23 years old on arrival in VDL.
She was 5’2ΒΌ” tall, black hair, dark hazel eyes, reads, unmarried with 1 child, (no mention if the child was on board), 2 years on the town, pockmarked, J.K.I. heart B.M.B. on right arm.

Occupation: Laundress.

28/12/1852: Must serve 3 years and 6 months for a TOL.
21/3/1854: TOL
4/7/1854: Recommended for a CP
5/6/1855: CP approved.

7/2/1853: Married James Brown, 40, a Tailor, she was 26 and a widow, at St Georges, Hobart.
5/9/1854: George James Brown born Hobart - Mother, ‘Janet Kinnear’ at Brisbane Street, Father, James, a Tailor.
1856: Mary Ann Brown
1858: Thomas William
1860: Henry

6/1/1872: Jessie Kinnear/Jessie Brown, died at the General Hospital, Hobart, of Chronic Diarrhea.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 29th August, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 6th January, 1872 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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