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Janet Thomson

Janet Thomson, one of 133 convicts transported on the Nautilus, 25 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Janet Thomson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Dairymaid
Date of Death: 1840
Age: 27 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: House breaking
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Nautilus
Departure date: 25th April, 1838
Arrival date: 29th August, 1838
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 131 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 269 (136)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 wrote:

1837 - Trial; 26 September 1837. Transported for “Theft & House Breaking” Status; Single.

1838 - Indent No; 140.
Trade; Dairy Maid.
Height; 5 ft 1 in
Age; 25 years

1841 - Tasmania Female Convict Musters
No; 140
Name;  Janet Thomson
Ship; Nautilus
Assigned; Died; 5 September 1840

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th April, 2022 wrote:

1840- Burials in the Parish of St David’s, Hobart Town.
No; 660. Name; Jane Thompson
Abode; Hobart Town Factory. When buried; 10 September
Age in years; 29 **
Ship’s Name; Nautilus
Quality or profession.  Convict

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 1st April, 2022 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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