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Harriet Ponsford

Harriet Ponsford, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Harriet Ponsford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol (City) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 545 (275)
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

Leonie on 4th July, 2012 wrote:

Calculated Age:18
Body Marks:Red mark on right cheek near outer corner rt eye - Scar on left jaw P on left arm Eyes: Hazel
Height :Calculated Total Inches57.5 Height Feet4 Height Inch19/2

In Australia she continued to have difficulties with   Harriett absconding from her place of service on the 6th March 1833 and living in the bush until she surrended herself as Launceston on the 11th March 1833 and for the following day refused to remain in her service. She was sent to the female house of correct
1834-Harriett was in trouble again with accusatiuon of improper conduct in her service. She returned to the female house of correction for assignment in the interior.
1837:Harriett caused a commotion by assulting a constable in the execution of his duty and using highly improper expression against the Magistrate. The constable may have arrested William (Cox), her husband.
  6th October 1834: Hariett and William Cox married in ST. Matthews Anglican Church New Norfolk.

Convict Changes History

Leonie on 4th July, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1813-00-00, gender f

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