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Janet Maxwell, one of 126 convicts transported on the Maria, 15 May 1818
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th February, 1823
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Perth Court of Justiciary
15th May, 1818
7th September, 1818
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 126 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 29 (16)
||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 30th April, 2018 wrote:
National Records of Scotland:
Trial papers of Janet Maxwell, alias Davidson, present prisoner in the tolbooth of Dundee, for the crime of theft by means of housebreaking and assault.
Dates 18 April 1817
Diet deserted pro loco et tempore. Diet called again in September : pled not guilty. Found guilty. Sentenced to transportation beyond the seas for 7 years.
High Court of Justiciary. North Circuit, Spring: Perth
Janet Maxwell arrived in NSW per ‘Maria’.
Janet Maxwell was listed as being 29 years old on arrival in VDL on 17/9/1818 per “Elizabeth Henrietta”.
15/2/1823: Janet Maxwell died, aged 33 years. Registered in Hobart.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th July, 2021 wrote:
Burials in the Parish of St David’s, Hobart Town in the County of Buckingham Year 1823
Name; Janet Maxwell
When Died; 1823, 15 Feb
When buried; 1823, 18 Feb
Age; 33 years
Ship’s Name; Maria
Quality or profession. Convict.
By Whom Ceremony was preformed; Wm Bedford
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 30th April, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Davidson (alias) (prev. Davidson (Alias)), date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th February, 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime