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Rosanna Thompson

Rosanna Thompson, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rosanna Thompson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 30th October, 1891
Age: 64 years

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: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Cumberland Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 95 (49)
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

D Wong on 14th November, 2014 wrote:

Kendal Mercury Cumbria, England
7 Jan 1837
Rosanna Thompson, 20, charged with having stolen three sovereigns and four half crown pieces, belonging to Isaac Pickering.  Guilty, 7 years transportation. So BIRTH DATE should be either 1811 or 1817.

On the ‘Sick List’ of the Henry Wellesley: Rosanna Thompson, aged 26, spinster – Pneumonia – put on sick list 26/8/1837 at sea – discharged 28/8/1837.

1842: TOL Sydney.
1843: TOL Bathurst.

16/3/1858: Drunk and disorderly at Pyrmont.

Convict Changes History

Melinda Prior on 25th September, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1827, date of death 30th October, 1891, gender

D Wong on 14th November, 2014 made the following changes:


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