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Jane Skinner

Jane Skinner, one of 165 convicts transported on the New Grove, 30 October 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Skinner
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 Life

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: New Grove
Departure date: 30th October, 1834
Arrival date: 27th March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 445 (229). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

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.

VDL:
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

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