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Jane Smith

Jane Smith, one of 170 convicts transported on the Elizabeth and Henry, 11 February 1848

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Theft of boots
Convicted at: Warwickshire, Birmingham Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth and Henry
Departure date: 11th February, 1848
Arrival date: 30th June, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 256
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

D Wong on 19th June, 2019 wrote:

Jane Smith was 19 years old on arrival in VDL.
Native Place: Litchfield.

Jane was literate, 5’1” tall, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes,  7 dots back of thumb of left hand TP outside lower part of left arm Several letters upper part of right arm (7 dots back of thumb of left hand. TP outside lower part of left arm. Several letters upper part of right arm.)

10/9/1849: Permission to marry Richard Thomson (free).

1/10/1849: Married Richared Thomson at St. George’s, Hobart.
28/2/1850: Sarah Ellen
15/7/1853: William Richard (Thompson)
6/6/1856: Ann
14/10/1860: Emma - Richard had been a labourer and was now listed as a Dealer.
6/8/1862: Fanny Amelia
All children born in Hobart.
15/10/1850: TOL

20/5/1851: Recommended for a CP

2/3/1852: Absconding and attempting to leave the colony.

21/9/52: TOL revoked.

8/2/1853: TOL
14/6/1853: CP approved.
6/3/1854: Free Certificate - Herself (working for).

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 23rd August, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

Lyn THOMSON on 19th June, 2019 made the following changes:


D Wong on 19th June, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1828 (prev. 0000), occupation

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