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Jane Lear

Jane Lear, one of 170 convicts transported on the Stately, 12 May 1849

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Lear
Aliases: Routley
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Dairymaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford, Walsall Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Stately
Departure date: 12th May, 1849
Arrival date: 2nd September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 174 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 53 (28). Tasmanian Archives - convict conduct record http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-23,170,83,L,80. Tasmanian Pioneer Index BDM
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd August, 2013 wrote:

Jane Lear was convicted at Stafford on 01/01/1849 for stealing a coat & cap. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Stately’, arriving 02/09/1849.

Married woman, widowed, 5 children (record does not state if any children accompanied her on board and none appear to have been recorded at Queens Orphanage)

Aged 35yrs; fresh complexion; Hazel eyes; black hair; 5’2”; can read; professed cook & dairy woman; Protestant.

Ship Surgeon’s Report: Good

Assignments in Colony:
1850: Launceston & Longford.

Clear conduct record

Application for Permission to Marry:
Jane Lear (Stately) & John Routley (Equestrian) approved 03/06/1851 (ref. 52/1/3 pg 385)

21/09/1852 Ticket of Leave

19/02/1856 Certificate of Freedom

Children’s birth registeredto John Routley & Jane Lear:
Mary Ann Routley b. 25/09/1851 Longford district (ref. 329/1851-33)
Thomas Routley b. 09/06/1853 Longford district (ref. 745/1853-33)
John Routley b. 13/12/1855 Longford district (ref. 1083/1855-33)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, date of birth 1814, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 2nd August, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1

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