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Euphemia Nero

Euphemia Nero, one of 164 convicts transported on the Cadet, 04 September 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Euphemia Nero
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: Cook/laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Scotland, Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 4th September, 1847
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 166 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 207 (105)
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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 18th May, 2017 wrote:

1841 – Census of Scotland. Address:  51 Crosscauseway, Edinburgh. In household: Mary NERO 45 – Sick Nurse, Euphemy NERO 20 – Seamstress, Fanny NERO 15, (no mention of a Mr Nero.)

National Records of Scotland
Trial papers relating to Elizabeth Thomson, Euphemia Nero for the crime of theft by housebreaking, opening lockfast places, habit and repute at Richmond Lane, Edinburgh. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh
Dates 18 May 1847

Accused Elizabeth Thomson, Verdict: Diet deserted, Verdict Comments: Diet deserted pro loco et tempore Previous convictions: theft - Edinburgh police court, 4 November 1844 under the name of Elizabeth Thomson or Brown. Note: With Euphemia Nero
Euphemia Nero, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft - Leith police court, 3 December 1846 under the name of Euphemia Nera. Note: With Elizabeth Thomson.

**Elizabeth Thomson was also on board Cadet.

Euphemia was 27 years old on arrival, Listed as “Mulatto” on ship’s surgeon records. 
She was born in Edinburgh, was 5’2” tall, black hair and eyes, EN inside right arm, literate, unmarried.

25/5/1852: TOL

Saturday, 23rd October, 1852 The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania. Recommended for Conditional Pardon – Euphemia Nero – Cadet

8/4/1853: Permission to marry William Harris (free)

24/5/1853: Married at St Andrews, Hobart,

18/5/1854: Certificate - herself.

Friday, 24th November, 1854 The Colonial Times, Hobart, Tasmania. ‘A respectable female, was placed at the bar charged by Mr. D.C. Maginness with an offence against decency. Mr Brewer was in attendance on her behalf. After Magistrates enquires into case – case withdrawn. Mrs Harris was accordingly liberated from custody.’

23/2/1855: Euphemia Harris. Steerage Passenger Hobart to Geelong - Goldseeker, aged 35.

No death date found.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th May, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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