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Agnes Thompson, one of 170 convicts transported on the Stately, 12 May 1849
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 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 51 (27). Tasmanian Archives.
||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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Nell Murphy on 11th April, 2019 wrote:
Agnes THOMPSON was convicted at Northumberland, England, along with James Clegg, on 22 Feb 1849 for robbery from the person, with violence, and stealing money. 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Stately” arriving there 2 Sept 1849.
Aged 20 yrs; single woman; housemaid; 5’ height; Protestant; can read; fresh complexion; black hair; dk Hazel eyes; tatoos.
Native place of birth: Greenock, Scotland.
Brother: John (ref. as stated on convict record)
Sisters: Sarah & Anne
Recorded that James Clegg received a 15 yr sentence and that Agnes left him, at Newcastle, England.
Colony of VDL:
Stationed on the “Anson” hulk ship on the River Derwent, Hobart.
Assigned to various work services.
1851: Absconded. 6mthd hard labour.
23 Nov 1852: Agnes THOMPSON (per Statley), aged 22 yrs, Pass holder, to John BETTINSON, aged 30 yrs, labourer, at Parish Church, George Town, district of Launceston. (ref. 37/1/11 no. 959 & noted on her convict conduct record). There is a record for a John BETTINSON convict on the ship “Asia” 1840.
21 Feb 1854: Ticket of leave granted.
17 July 1855: Representing herself to be free. 1 mth hard labour.
3 March 1856: Out after hours. 6 mths hard labour
22 April 1856: Drunk. 1 mth hard labour
9 March 1857: Larceny. 9 mths hard labour
22 Jan 1863: at Launceston - disturbing the peace. 1 mth hard labour.
Sarah Ann BETTINSON (however indexed as “BATTONSON”) born 2 Feb 1855 at Launceston. Father - John BETTINSON, labourer. Mother - Agnes BETTINSON, formerly THOMPSON. (ref. 33/1/3 no. 549)
Sarah Ann died 1 March 1855 aged only 1 month, labourer’s child, cause - water on the brain. (ref. 35/1/24 no. 1692. Indexed under “BETTESON”
(N.B. There was another person by same name, Agnes Thompson, convict, in the Colony abt the same time.)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 11th April, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 51 (27). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/16, Page Number 51 (27)), date o