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Jane Ritchie

Jane Ritchie, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Ritchie
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: 5th February, 1835
Age: 30 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lucy Davidson
Departure date: 10th July, 1829
Arrival date: 29th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 108
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

Roger Churm on 26th April, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings April 1829

JANE RITCHIE Theft,Simple larceny

827 Jane Ritchie was indicted for stealing on the 9th of March,2 sheets value 6s.,and 1 blanket,value 4s., the goods of Joseph Kings.

SARAH KINGS.I am the wife of Joseph Kings-we live in Cherry Tree alley Golden lane,We let a ready furnished room to the prisoner,for 3s.6d;she came to sleep for the first time on the Saturday night and staid till Monday week-she paid no money,nor gave any notice;when someone was gone I missed this property-she was taken on the 20th of March.

ROBERT WHITE.I am a pawnbroker.I have a blanket and two sheets-I do not know who pawned them,but the prisoner came and said she had pawned there articles on the 9th of March and had lost the duplicate;I granted her an affidavit.

GUILTY Aged 24

Transported for Seven Years.

D Wong on 27th April, 2019 wrote:

Jane Ritchie was 24 years old on arrival.
she was married with 2 children, 4’9ΒΌ” tall, ruddy fair freckled complexion, brown hair and eyes, scar over left eye and several small ones at top of forehead, stoppage in speech.

Assigned to Thomas Collicott, Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

5/2/1835: Jane Ritchie died at the General Hospital, Sydney, aged 28.

Husband listed on her Indent (Ancestry) as William Ritchie, per ‘John’.
(He was William Ritchie, alias John Smith, per John 1829 to NSW).

Penny-Lyn Beale on 4th January, 2022 wrote:

1835 - 5 Feb. New South Wales, Australia, Convict Death Register
Name; Jane Ritchie. Age; 28 years [1807]
Date; 5 Feb 1835. District; Sydney Hospital - Dr Mitchell

1838 - Husband; William Ritchie; Died at Norfolk Island - 1838.

Convict Changes History

Roger Churm on 26th April, 2019 made the following changes:


D Wong on 27th April, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1805 (prev. 0000), date of death: 5th February, 1835 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation

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