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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 Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
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


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:

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:

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:

Conduct Record.
Transported for putting off base coin. Convicted twice for like offence, Single, stated this offence Putting up base coin, for having base coin in her possession, Six months for the possession of coin again for uttering, six months, single.
Several incidents on her record.
Nov 22 1833. Ux. Cooke. Grossly abusing and assaulting her husband, Imprisoned and hard labour in the Female Ho. Corrn. For 6 months.
April 4 1836. Ux. Cook, in a Public House after hours, House of Corrn. For 1 month.
Conditional Pardon No 2425, 27 May 1840, Extended.  Date not clear.

Marriage Permissions
683.Edward Cook, per Sir Charles Forbes, and 200. Matilda Smith, per America. Permission date 21 Dec 1831.

Tasmanian Marriage Record:  https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-2p41j2k
Marriage in parish church at Hobart Town, 4 June 1832, Edward Cook, (T.L) of this parish, bachelor, (per Sir C. Forbes) and Matilda Smith (convict) of this parish, spinster, (per America). Both signed their names.

Convict Changes History

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

gender: f

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