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Jane Lee

Jane Lee, one of 179 convicts transported on the Buffalo, 04 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Lee
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 1833
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: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Buffalo
Departure date: 4th May, 1833
Arrival date: 5th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 89 (46)
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 22nd August, 2012 wrote:

Jane Lee was transported for stealing from her Master, William Haynes, 1 sheet value 7s., and2 shifts value 8s. For her defence she said she was forced, by the death of her husband, to pawn many things of her own, and said she was innocent of taking the goods.

The Old Bailey records her as 34 years old in 1833, but on the medical reports for the Buffalo:- Jane Lee, aged 26; sick or hurt, complains of headache, pains of the loins, thirst and other symptons of pyrexia (fever), also severe pain of the throat on attempting to swallow.  The tonsils on both sides are much inflamed and swollen, put on sick list 2/8/1833, discharged 12/8/1833.

Convict Death Register: 6/11/1833 (date of burial)
Died District/Parish Sydney.  Dr. Mitchell.

dorothy wettenhall on 9th June, 2013 wrote:

Information placed by “√ľnknown"regarding Jane Lee
is incorrect.

Jane Lee, my great great grandmother, after arriving in NSW,on HMS Buffalo, was assigned to ?Cowper.
She met my great great grandfather, William Hamilton, a free settler, whom she married at Bong Bong,with   the Rev. J. Vincent officiating,on 6/8/1834. at that place.  She was a widow at
the time of her 2nd marriage, having been married previously to Thomas Lee Lancaster.  Her maiden name was Jane Stringer which she did not mention,
nor did she mention Thomas Lee Lancaster, her first husband..

After living in NSW for some time, Hamiltons overlanded to Broadford, where they settled.
Jane died on 19/10/1861 and is buried in Kilmore general cemetery, together with her 2nd husband, William Hamilton.

Jane and William Hamilton had one son, William Campbell Hamilton, born at Chatsbury on 6/10/1834.

Copies of all documents can be provided by Dorothy Wettenhall.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 22nd August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1833-00-00

Anonymous on 22nd August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

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