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Matilda Smith

Matilda Smith, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Matilda Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Warwick Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 550
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

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record.  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-9$init=CON40-1-9p100 
No 200. Matilda Smith, per America, 9 May 1831, Tried at Warwick 11 Aug 1830, Life.

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:

The following female convicts were removed from Warwick gaol on Wednesday, to be put on board the America, at Woolwich, viz — For life, Matilda Smith, Mary Ann Baker; fourteen years, Lydia Foxley; seven years, Emma Crisp. Ann Tabitha Hall, Susannah Sandall, Frances Fretwell, Matilda Smith, Mary Kennedy, Mary Ann Boden, and Elizabeth Johnson alias Pritchard.
Aris’s Birmingham Gazette, 13 Dec 1830.

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:

THERE WERE 2 CONVICTS NAMES MATILDA SMITH, BOTH CONVICTED AT WARWICK, THIS WOMAN HAD A 7 YEAR SENTENCE, THE OTHER WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE.

The Convict Record above is incorrect, as it refers to the other Matilda Smith.

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Tasmanian convict Record.  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-9$init=CON40-1-9p101
Tasmanian Conduct Record. No 210. Matilda Smith, per America, Tried at Warwick 19 oct 1830, 7 years.  Transported for Stealing from the Person. Gaol Report ???  Stated this offence, Stealing from the person, once 2? months for disorderly conduct. Single. 4 years on the Town.
Several incidents and punishments recorded.
July 14 1837. Ux. Parce ? Drunk.

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Marriage Permissions
Robert Prince, Free, and 201. Matilda Smith, America. Agreed 9 Dec 1835.

Marriage not found.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 made the following changes:

crime

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