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Jane Mills

Jane Mills, one of 106 convicts transported on the Fanny, 14 July 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Mills
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 24 years

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 Life

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery on 05 April 1832
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Fanny
Departure date: 14th July, 1832
Arrival date: 2nd February, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 105 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 367 (184)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents. Fanny - 2nd Feb 1833
Indent No; 40
Name; Jane Mills
No Details
DIED of Cholera 4 July 1832

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st February, 2021 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Ship: Fanny - 1833. Case No; 4
Name; Jane Mills
Age; 24
Disease; Cholera
Date; 3 July
Surgeons Notes; “Far advanced in pregnancy, there is little or no hope of her recovery ...”
Discharged; DIED; 3 PM. 4th July

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st February, 2021 wrote:

April 1832, trial of JANE MILLS (t18320405-4).
JANE MILLS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 5th April 1832.
First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Alderson.

796. JANE MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of February , at St. Pancras, 1 purse, value 6d.; 3 sovereigns; 4 half-sovereigns; 12 crowns; 16 half-crowns; 60 shillings, and 20 six pences, the property of Peter Bennett , in his dwelling-house .

PETER BENNETT. I live at No. 4, Tottenham-mews, in the parish of St. Pancras - it is a dwelling-house over a stable; my cousin, Henry Bennett, and his wife live over the stable with me, and have the care of the place. On the 7th of February I put 10l. in a purse, and left it in Sarah Bennett ‘s care there were two sovereigns, four half-sovereigns, and the rest in crowns, half-crowns, and shillings; next morning I gave her 30s., to put into the purse with the other money, and on the 9th I gave her a sovereign and 1l. in silver - the prisoner was there when I gave it to her; she saw her unlock the burean drawer, take the purse out, and put the sovereign into it - the bureau stood in the room; I left the prisoner in the room with my cousin, and know nothing more.

SARAH BENNETT . The prosecutor gave me 10l. in a purse - he afterwards gave me more money, making in all 13l. 10s.; I put it into the drawer, which I locked and put the key in my pocket - I have known the prisoner two years; she was my nurse when I was in the Middlesex-hospital - she was in and out of the premises all the day; in the evening I was washing in the same room, and she asked me to lend her a clean cap - I unlocked the drawer, and told her to take one out; I left her at the drawer with the key there - this was about eight o’clock at night; she went away, and I saw no more of her till my husband brought her from Gravesend, in custody - I did not miss the money till next morning, the 10th, when Bennett asked me for some, and the key was gone; I broke the drawer open, and the money was gone also - my husband then went in search of her.

HENRY BENNETT . In consequence of my wife missing the money, I went on the 11th, and found the prisoner in Gravesend market-place - I said, “I suppose you know what I am come for;” she said not; I said, “I have come for the money you stole from the drawer;” she said, “Oh, pray, don’t hurt me, I did take it, I will give you all I have left,” and gave me 1l. 11s. 6d.

Prisoner’s Defence. Sarah Bennett took the money out of the drawer before I did, and asked me to go to Red Lion-street with her, and the following day she took more out, and bought a yard of stuff to finish the gown she has on now.

[April 5.] GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 34.

** Age difference to the Surgeons Journal **

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st February, 2021 made the following changes:


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