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Harriett Pratt

Harriett Pratt, one of 220 convicts transported on the Sir Robert Sippings [Seppings], 17 March 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Harriett Pratt
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1876
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft of jewlery
Convicted at: Surrey, Newington Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Sir Robert Seppings
Departure date: 17th March, 1852
Arrival date: 7th August, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 221 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 381 (193) Various records available at Ancestry.com, newspaper reports of the trial in October 1851 (British Library) and Tasmanian State Archives.
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

John Brown on 26th August, 2017 wrote:

Harriet PRATT was from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. She was convicted of stealing money and jewelry and sentenced to transportation for life, subsequently commuted to a 7 year term. In Tasmania, she married George Alderson, a shoemaker, and had issue. She then probably either married a George McKenzie or the name Alderson was changed to McKenzie. She died of syphilis in 1876.

Convict Changes History

John Brown on 26th August, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years), source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 381 (193) Various records available at Ancestry.com, newspaper reports of the trial in October 1851 (British Library)

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