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Francis Smith, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 51 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 134. Tasmanian Archives http://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (pg 208)
||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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Anne Brown on 4th November, 2014 wrote:
Born in Glasgow, Scotland.
More information regarding Francis Smith is requested, if you can help please contact me.
Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th November, 2014 wrote:
Convict Records on Tasmanian Archives:
Convicted of housebreaking and stealing (watches), Edinburgh 23/07/1841 - 14 yr sentence.(Previous offences.) (Charles Bell also charged with him, convicted and on board the same ship). Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Emily’ arriving 1842. Ship Surgeon’s Report: well behaved, lazy.
Aged 27yrs; married, no children; 5’9”; cloth lapper; Protestant; can read & write; fresh complexion; dk brown hair; brown eyes.
Native place of birth - Glasgow, Scotland.
Mother - Francis, at native place.
Brothers - Robert, Malcolm & John Peter.
Sister - Janet.
Probation period of 26mths at Westbury, Tasmania (north of colony).
23/11/1842: at Launceston - misconduct. 6 weeks hard labour.
05/07/1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
29/01/1850: Drunk - fined.
20/07/1852: Conditional Pardon granted.
Recorded as living at Westbury in 1852.
Note on Conduct Record: “Enquiry made by his brother Malcolm Smith, 11 Oakburk (?)Rd, Glasgow. Letter to Supt. Penal Establishment, Launceston. 18/03/1871.
Convict Changes History
Anne Brown on 4th November, 2014 made the following changes:
gender: m, occupation, crime
Carol Axton-Thompson on 5th November, 2014 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 134. Tasmanian Archives http://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (pg 208) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Num