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Francis Smith

Francis Smith, one of 240 convicts transported on the Emily, 25 June 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Francis Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Clothier
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Emily
Departure date: 25th June, 1842
Arrival date: 24th November, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts

References

Primary 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)
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

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

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