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Johanna Tate

Johanna Tate, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Johanna Tate
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1789
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1832
Age: 43 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Devon Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 325 (164)
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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Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 wrote:

Exeter Flying Post Thu 5 Aug 1819 p. 4
The Devon Assizes commenced at our Castle yesterday…There are 54 causes entered at Nisi Prius; and the following have been already tried and found guilty:...
Johanna Tate, for stealing a feather bed, a bolster, two pillows, a quilt, and other articles, value 4 pounds.

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 wrote:

Convicted at Devon Assizes for a term of 7 years on 02 August 1819. Transported on Morley.
Date of Departure: 17 May 1820.

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 wrote:

Johanna brought her 6 year old daughter, Maria, with her when she was transported.
In about 1822, she married Richard Fenton (Convict, Neptune, 1818).
List of persons praying for His Excellency the Governor’s permission to have their names published in Church in order to being married.
Sydney, 4th February 1822.
Richard Fenton convict per Neptune
Hannah Tate convict per Morley

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 wrote:

In the 1822 Census we have:
Tate, Johanna, convict, Morley, 1820, 7 years, wife of R. Fenton, Sydney.
Tate, Maria. 10, Orphan School Parramatta.

However, although Richard can be located in the 1828 census, Johannah and Maria cannot.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 23rd January, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1789 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1832 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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