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Jane Skinner, one of 165 convicts transported on the New Grove, 30 October 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to Life
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (229). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
||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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Nell Murphy on 28th September, 2017 wrote:
N.B. There are two women named “Jane Skinner” on this voyage of the ‘New Grove’.
Jane SKINNER was convicted at Devon, England on 26 July 1834 for arson - “burning my Master’s house after I had had a quarrel with my Mistress. I was tipsy at the time.” Life Sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land per the ‘New Grove’ arriving 27 March 1835.
Aged 18yrs; single woman; farm servant; 5’ height.
Ordered to be admitted to the Female House of Correction for 2 yrs, her crime being arson.
Some records of misconduct.
1846: Conditional Pardon approved.
5 Oct 1849: Launceston S.C. Charge of burglary. 2 yrs imprisonment with hard labour, at Launceston H.M. Gaol.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 28th September, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (229). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number
Nell Murphy on 29th September, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), occupation