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Emelia Laing

Emelia Laing, one of 180 convicts transported on the Rajah, 01 April 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Emelia Laing
Aliases: Amelia Laing
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Rajah
Departure date: 1st April, 1841
Arrival date: 19th July, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 280
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

Lynne Tivendale on 18th May, 2016 wrote:

Is believed to be one of the convicts who took part in the making of the “Rajah Quilt” now held in the National Museum, Canberra.

Convict Changes History

Lynne Tivendale on 18th May, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Amelia Laing, gender: f, occupation, crime

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