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Christiana Morris

Christiana Morris, one of 61 convicts transported on the Janus, 23 October 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Christiana Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Servant
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: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Janus
Departure date: 23rd October, 1819
Arrival date: 3rd May, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 105 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 242
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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Maureen Withey on 10th June, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 10 June 2020), April 1819, trial of CHRISTIANA MORRIS (t18190421-77).
CHRISTIANA MORRIS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 21st April 1819.

577. CHRISTIANA MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , two sheets, value 10 s.; two tablecloths, value 1 l.; eight yards of printed cotton, value 8 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 3 s.; one night-gown, value 1 s.; one spencer, value 1 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s.; one scarf, value 1 s., and one table-spoon, value 6 s., the goods of Robert Lyon , in his dwelling-house .

BARBARA LYON . I am the wife of Robert Lyon , who is a dyer , and lives in Clapton-street, Hackney . On Tuesday night, the 2d of April, about dusk, the prisoner came to me as a servant , and on Thursday she got very drunk; next day I gave her warning; as she was going out I observed something white hanging out of her pocket-hole. I went after her, had her brought back, and sent for a constable, who searched her, and found the articles stated in the indictment on her.

RICHARD YATES . I am a constable. On the 2d of April I was sent for to Lyons’s, searched the prisoner, and found the property on her, wrapped round her body and arms. She had no pockets on.

JOHN HOWE . I am a baker. I saw the prisoner coming along, and asked her how she came to leave her place? I saw a hole in one of her stockings, and something hanging out, I asked what it was - she said it was nothing, only a spoon she was going to get repaired for her mistress. She pulled it out, which made the whole larger, and threw it away. I took her back, and kept her till the officer came.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I resign myself to the mercy of the Court. I took the things to carry me to Scotland, to my friends.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Maureen Withey on 10th June, 2020 wrote:

The undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates, or Tickets of Leave, during the
last Week :—-
Janus – Christiana Morris.
Sydney Gazette, 15 Jan 1827.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 10th June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

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