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Hannah Ravenscroft

Hannah Ravenscroft, one of 338 convicts transported on the Coromandel and Experiment, November 1803

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hannah Ravenscroft
Aliases: Susannah Ravenscroft
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 18th May, 1788
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th October, 1851
Age: 63 years

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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Coromandel and Experiment
Departure date: November, 1803
Arrival date: 7th May, 1804
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 337 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 354
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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Denis Pember on 19th September, 2015 wrote:

HANNAH RAVENSCROFT was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 21st of June, a shirt, value 1s. a night-gown, value 1s. 6d. and a cap, value 2s. the property of Israel Watts.
Mrs. WATTS sworn. - My husband is a hairdresser , and lives in Church-street, Mile-end , the prisoner was servant in the house where we lodged; I missed the linen off a chest, and saw a part of the cap on her head, I knew it by the lace; she confessed it, and we found a calico gown behind her bed, and a shirt on her; I found some keys on her, which opened my drawers. (The property was produced and identified.)
Prisoner’s defence. The shirt and cap lay on my bed, and being short of linen, I took the shirt till such time as I had washed my own; the woman saw the cap on my head, it belonged to her; I gave it her, and they took me up for stealing them, which I had not; as for the keys, I know nothing of them.
GUILTY, aged 17.
Transported for seven years.
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Denis Pember on 19th September, 2015 wrote:

Hannah (Susannah) married John Randall (Convict, Ganges, 1797).  They married at St Matthews, Windsor, 13 August 1810. They had 4 daughters and then a son.

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales: [Ref 0115] Randall, Susan, 40, FS, Experiment, 1803 7 years.
# Also Randall, John 57, CP, Ganges 1797 and Randall, John, 14, BC.

Convict Changes History

Michelle Reid on 25th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 18th May, 1788, date of death 24th October, 1851, gender

Denis Pember on 19th September, 2015 made the following changes:


Denis Pember on 19th September, 2015 made the following changes:

alias1: Susannah Ravenscroft

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