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Jane Smith

Jane Smith, one of 119 convicts transported on the Wanstead, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1780
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 2nd March, 1823
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Deception
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Wanstead
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 9th January, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 107 (55)
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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Denis Pember on 30th December, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, April 1813, trial of ELIZABETH JONES JANE SMITH (t18130407-63).

ELIZABETH JONES, JANE SMITH, Deception > forgery, 7th April 1813.
407. ELIZABETH JONES and JANE SMITH were indicted, for that they, on the 25th of February , had in their custody and possession, a certain bank note for the payment of 1 l. they knowing it to be forged .

To this indictment the prisoners pleaded


Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2020 wrote:

In the colony, Jane formed a relationship with Richard Cheers (Convict, Guardian/Surprize, 1790).
They married at St Phillips, Sydney, in 1815 (V1815188 7/1815).
Jane and Richard had 4 children. Richard had previously had three children in a long term relationship with Margaret Fogarty (Convict, Britannia, 1798).
Jane died in 1823, aged about 43 years.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 30th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1780 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd March, 1823 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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