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Jane Morris

Jane Morris, one of 151 convicts transported on the Atwick, 28 September 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 20th February, 1912
Age: 91 years

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: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Atwick
Departure date: 28th September, 1837
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 137 (70)
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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D Wong on 6th May, 2014 wrote:

Old Bailey June 1837:
MARY WILLIAMS and JANE MORRIS were again indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June, 1 pair of boots, value 10s.; the goods of James Oliver; and that Williams had been before convicted of felony.

JAMES HOSKINS . I live with James Oliver. On the 6th of June the two prisoners came, but did not buy any thing—when they were gone I missed this pair of boots.
SARAH WILLIAMS . The prisoners offered me these boots in pledge—I had suspicion and stopped them.
JAMES AYTON (police-constable K 22.) I produce a certificate of Wiliams’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark—(read)—she is the person.
Transported for Seven Years.

Jane had a dark complexion, dark brown hair, dark grey eyes.

31/12/1838: Applied for permission to marry George Oakley.
4/7/1840: Applied for permission to marry Stephen Radford (Surrey 1829).

24/8/1840: Married Stephen Radford at Green Ponds and they had 6 children, the last child was born C1849 - at this time Stephen lost his TOL for stealing - then Jane bigamously married John Stone on 7/2/1853 and they had 6 more children.

Stephen left Tasmania on 20/9/1853 to go to Victoria. (Perhaps he had been in gaol).

20/2/1912: Jane died and was buried at Penguin Cemetery, Tasmania.

John Stone died 1897.

bev smith on 18th June, 2014 wrote:

Jane Morris is my Great Great Grandmother, she asked for permission to marry my Great Great Grandfather Stephen Radford they both had 6 children together my Great Grandfather John Radford was born 1951 then Stephen Radford whom was a convict like Jane left her after being pardon and went to Ballarat on the ship called Pirate to Geelong unfortunately we never heard of him again. Jane married illegally, while still married to Stephen I am looking for a picture of Jane Morris when she was young. I have a picture of her as an older woman where she has white hair. Jane seemed to also have had a tough life. Bev Smith

bev smith on 5th October, 2014 wrote:

Jane Morris is my 2nd Great Grandmother she seems to have married at least 3 times 1 unknown 2 Stephen Radford 3 Stone she becomes my 2nd I think Great Grandmother, through Stephen Radford convict his son John Radford’s youngest daughter Sylvia Linda Radford whom is my father’s mother, my grandmother. I have seen a picture of Jane Morris as an older woman. I have this picture in my family tree.

chrissy on 22nd July, 2018 wrote:

The death in 1897 on the Linc Tasmania site. Is not Stephen Radford that married Jane Morris. If you have a look at the copy it.is of a child by that name. I almost thought it was until.I looked at the copy.

TonBev Smith I am related in that they were my great great great grandparents. Their son Charles Radford who married Louisa Nunn were my great great and their daughter Alice Jane Radford who married William Hanson my great grandparents. William and Alicenhad a son Robert Charles Hanson who.married Lillian Burney theirnsonnCecil aka Bob Hanson was my dad.  Regards Chrissy Stewart new Hanson

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 20th February, 1912 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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