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Hannah Spurrier, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
30th December, 1830
9th May, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 181 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 537 (271)
||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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Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 April 2020), September 1830, trial of HANNAH SPURRIER PHOEBE WALTERS (t18300916-348).
HANNAH SPURRIER, PHOEBE WALTERS, Theft > simple larceny, 16th September 1830.
1830. HANNAH SPURRIER , and PHOEBE WALTERS were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of September , 1 watch, value 4l.; 1 seal, value, 10s.; 1 key, value 1s., and 1 purse, value 1s. , the goods of Joseph Shaw .
JOSEPH SHAW. I am servant to a gentleman in Whitehall-place. On the 19th of September, between twelve and one o’clock at night - I had been out spending the evening, but I knew what I was about - I passed the prisoners in Peter-street ; they turned round and followed me - they asked me to go to a house, which I did, and they wished to have something to drink - I gave Walters some silver to go and get something - she went out, and I remained with Spurrier - I pulled out my watch, and said I should not stop above twenty minutes - when Walters came back with the liquor - one of them (I believe Walters) put out the candle, and made some excuse to go out - I had put my watch on the table, but I believe one of them had pulled out the table-drawer, and put the watch into it - Walters did not return - the candle being out, I felt uncomfortable, and desired to have a light; at that moment I heard something dangling, as Spurrier went across the room; I did not hear any thing tick, but only rattle - I followed her, and she passed very quick into a room opposite; I said, “Where is my watch?” she said she had not got it, and she knew nothing about it - I insisted upon a light, but no light was produced; I then threw up the window, called the Police, and gave charge of Spurrier - he found nothing on her; the other had absconded altogether - there was a third person in the house, whom I had not seen; I gave information, and the Policeman took Walters with the watch in the morning.
GEORGE BOWEN . I am a Police-constable; my attention was called by the prosecutor - I went, took Spurrier, I searched the room, and the next room - I found nothing, but 4s. 6d.; I took Spurrier that night, and went in search of Walters, at No. 7, in the Almonry - I questioned her whether she would open the door, or I would break it open - I found her in bed, and this watch under her head.
JOSEPH SHAW . This is my watch.
COURT. Q. Did you make them any present? A. Yes, I did to Spurrier - I certainly did not see or know that my watch was in the room.
Spurrier’s Defence. I met him in York-street about ten o’clock; he went with us, and sent Walters for 1s. worth of gin and cloves, then for another, and for four or five - he made me quite tipsy, and I went to bed; he undressed, and went to bed too.
Walters’ Defence. When I went in with the last gin and cloves, he said he was sorry he had not money to pay for more, and he gave me his watch; I then went to bed, and he grumbled at three of us being in bed - I got up and went to another bed.
JOSEPH SHAW . I never thought of stopping all night; I did not give the watch to either of them; I gave Spurrier 3s. 6d. or 4s., and it might be 2s. or 3s. I gave Walters for liquor.
JURY. Q. Were you so intoxicated you did not know what you gave? A. Certainly not.
SPURRIER - GUILTY . Aged 21.
WALTERS - GUILTY . Aged 20.
Transported for Seven Years .
Tasmanian Conduct Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-9$init=CON40-1-9p94
187. Hannah Spurrier, per America. Tried at Middlesex 16 Sept 1830, 7 years. Transported for stealing a watch. Gaol report. Not known at Newgate before. Single. Stated this offence stealing ??/ Married, husband John Greig a soldier in the 10th Regiment. My proper name Hannah Greig.
No other information on conduct record.
Hannah Spurrier. Aged 21, was taken ill 2nd February . Struma Vulgaris.
She complained of swelling and inflammation of the absorbent glands of the neck, and was constitutionally disposed to this affection, for marks of former sores were visible.
Her treatment is described in detail.
...Feby 20th The same dose was continued ‘till the present day, when scarcely any pain was felt in the part, and the inflamn had much declined – As this medicine is considered to preserve its influence in the constitution some time after it is discontinued; it was at this time omitted.
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p7 187. Hannah Spurrier, 21, trade – farm servant, Assigned to Capt. Glover.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 made the following changes:
voyage, gender: f