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Elizabeth Tennent

Elizabeth Tennent, one of 190 convicts transported on the Baretto Junior, 05 April 1850

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Elizabeth Tennent
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Scotland. Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Baretto Junior
Departure date: 5th April, 1850
Arrival date: 25th July, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 189 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 231 (117). TAHO, Permissiona to Marry (Ref. No. CON53-1-1). Linc, Description List (CON19-1-8) and Conduct Record (CON41-1-27)
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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Walter Smith on 12th July, 2018 wrote:

Newspaper article dated 12th September 1849
Elizabeth Tennent, charged with breaking into a farm-house at Dalserf, and stealing a gold watch and a great number of articles of wearing apparel, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 7 years transportation

Iris Dunne on 13th July, 2018 wrote:

Convicted: 11 September 1849

Description List: Aged 20, Trade: Country Servant
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON19-1-8,226,219,F,43

Conduct Record: Protestant, can read, Trade: Country Servant, Aged 20, single, Transported for stealing gold watch seal chain and 2 pounds, Native Place: Glasgow, Married Thomas Douglas 1 February 1854
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-27,195,178,F,60

Indent:-
http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON15-1-6,358,219,F,43

Permission to Marry: 6 January 1854 to Thos Douglas (Free)

D Wong on 13th July, 2018 wrote:

National Records of Scotland
Precognition against Elizabeth Tennent for the crime of theft by housebreaking.
Dates 1849

Accused Elizabeth Tennent, stepdaughter of Sally McLusky, Age: 19, servant, Address: Antrim, Ireland, with stepmother, Origin: Native of Rutherglen, Lanarkshire.

Elizabeth also had brothers: James John Andrew Sandy William and possibly more.

Elizabeth Tennent was listed as 20 years old on arrival in VDL - She was 5’3½” tall, ruddy complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes.

Native Place: Glasgow.

12/3/1852: Delivered of an illigitimate child, Mary, at the Factory Hospital - Mary died 17/3/1853,

27/9/1853: TOL - not to reside in Hobart.

6/1/1854: Permission to marry Thomas Douglas.
(have not found a ship - stated that he was born C1820).

1/2/1854: Married Thomas Douglas, a shepherd, aged 34 - Elizabeth was 24, a spinster.
Children:
27/2/1857: George Douglas - died 1858 Oatlands.
Found further births in Victoria - there were also immigrants Thomas and Elizabeth Douglas who arrived Vic C1855’s, cannot be sure who’s children they were.
1862: Alfred, born in Victoria
1864: Jane, born in Victoria - died 1864.
1866: Maria, born in Victoria

26/9/1856: Free Certificate - Oatlands.

Arrived in Victoria after 1858 - no deaths dates found, Thomas was reportedly living at Talbot in Victoria.

Convict Changes History

Walter Smith on 12th July, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

Iris Dunne on 13th July, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 231 (117). TAHO, Permissiona to Marry (Ref. No. CON53-1-1). Linc, Description List (CON19-1-8) and Conduct Record (CON41-1-27) (prev. Australian Joint

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