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Harriet Stammers, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||8th March, 1876
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 14 years
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 540
||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 17th April, 2020 wrote:
Harriet Stammers, aged 20, was indicted for stealing about 65/. or 66/. and various articles of clothing, the property of Mrs. Mary Girling, shopkeeper, of Halesworth, and Mr. Daniel Button, of London, her partner. Mrs, Girling deposed that the prisoner went into her service in 1826, having lived two years previously with her sister; witness kept her money in a cash-box, in a drawer in her bed-room, and kept the key in her pocket. In November, 1827, she missed the key, and made inquiries of the prisoner, but she denied all knowledge of it; witness missed 10/. between June and August, 1828, and since that time various sums. After losing the key witness kept her money in a red box, from which she lost the remainder; prisoner left her last August, in consequence of her discovering that she had stolen some shoe. Three keys were found upon the prisoner at Yarmouth, which fitted the drawer and the two boxes, and securities for 60/. deposited by the prisoner in the Halesworth Bank. The prisoner made a statement before a Magistrate that a rich uncle had given her the money, which was shewn to be unworthy of belief. The prisoner was found Guilty, and having been before convicted of stealing wearing apparel from her mistress, was sentenced to be transported for 14 years. Bury and Norwich Post, 7 April 1830.
Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-9$init=CON40-1-9p99
198. Harriet Stammers. Per America. Tried at Suffolk, 27 March 1830, 14 years. Transported for stealing money from her master. Gaol Report. ? Stated this offence – Stealing money from my master. Once two months a similar offence. Single.
Sep 13 1831. Being found in an indecent situation with one of Mr Bedford’s servants this morning. 6 months C. Class & afterwards up the Country.
Tasmanian Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p7 198. Harriet Stamers, 20, Ho. Servant & needle wm. Assigned to G. Wray.
Robert Snart on 7th October, 2020 wrote:
She married Joseph Snart/Smart in Hobart on 5th June 1833 and they had a daughter Harriet Amelia Smart. Joseph died in 1852 and Harriet married Frederick Emanuel Moore on 26th April 1853.Harriet Smart died in Hobart on 8th March 1876 aged 42.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:
voyage, gender: f, occupation
Robert Snart on 7th October, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1834 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th March, 1876 (prev. 0000)