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Margaret Stevens

Margaret Stevens, one of 115 convicts transported on the Jane, 21 January 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Stevens
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 24th September, 1888
Age: 82 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Jane
Departure date: 21st January, 1833
Arrival date: 30th June, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 114 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 3
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

Alexis Goold on 16th January, 2016 wrote:

Transported as widow, maiden name McCarty.
Married John Moxham (transported aboard Royal George, 25th June 1830, to Tasmania) in 1843.

D Wong on 17th January, 2016 wrote:

MARGARET STEVENS, Theft > simple larceny, 18th October 1832.

Reference Number: t18321018-135
Offence: Theft > simple larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

MARGARET STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of October , 3 lbs. weight of soap, value 1s. 6d., the goods of George Parker ; and that she had been before convicted of felony .
GEORGE PARKER . I live in Leather-lane , and am a grocer . On the 1st of October, about a quarter past five o’clock, I lost 3lbs. of soap from the side of my door - I was told of it - I went out and took the prisoner about twenty yards off with it.
BENJAMIN PRIOR (Police-constable G 225). I took the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to).
JAMES STOGDON . I have a certificate of the former conviction of the prisoner - (read); I was present, and know she is the person.
Prisoner. I was very much in liquor, and had the soap given to me.
GUILTY . Aged 27. - Transported for Life .
There was another indictment against the prisoner.

Birth dates of 1805 1806 and 1814 are listed for Margaret. 
Margaret said that her husband had died while she was in Newgate (prison).

1833: House of correction
1835: Assigned to Mr McLay10/7/1843: Married John Moxham (Royal George 1830) – they had 5/7 children.

24/9/1888: Margaret died of Senilis at the New Town Pauper Establishment, Hobart.  She was listed as being 82 and born in 1806.

Convict Changes History

Alexis Goold on 16th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st September, 1888 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

Alexis Goold on 16th January, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 99 years (prev. 7 years)

D Wong on 17th January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 24th September, 1888 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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