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Ellen Toft, one of 192 convicts transported on the Tasmania, 09 September 1844
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||2nd March, 1851
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 10 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 161 (82)
||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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Maureen Withey on 5th December, 2019 wrote:
Colonial Times, Hobart, 22 Sept 1848.
CONVICT DEPARTMENT. Comptroller-General’s Office, Sept. 18, 1848.
In accordance with the Act of Council 6th Victoria, No. 18, I hereby give notice, for the first time, that His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to approve of the solemnization of Matrimony between the under-mentioned parties :—
William Jacobs, T.L., Lord Auckland, residing at Launceston, and Ellen Toft, Tasmania, in private service, residing at Tamar.
D Wong on 6th December, 2019 wrote:
Ellen Toft was listed as 36 years old on arrival.
Place of Birth: Macclesfield.
Sisters: Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth - all near Manchester.
Ellen was 4’8½” tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, scar back of right hand.
Ellen was a widow - husband John transported 16 years earlier.
(John Toft per Sarah 1829).
12/10/1848: Married William Jacobs (Lord Auckland 1844) at the Holy Trinity Church, Launceston.
9/9/1850 Launceston Examiner:
Assault.-The attention of the police magis trate was occupied for a considerable time yester day in investigating a charge of assault preferred by a woman named Maria Hutchinston, against another named Ellen Toft. The defendant, it appeared, had used very threatening language, and had declared, amongst other things, that she would ” give her (the prosecutrix) the contents of a knife.”- This, however, she did not do, but compromised the matter by using a small piece of stick, with which she wounded the complainant on the chin. A number of witnesses were examined, but their evidence was very contradictory, and it appeared that the prosecutrix had given some provocation. The police magistrate sen tenced the defendant to pay a fine of £2, or, in default, to be confined for two months.
2/3/1851: Ellen Jacob died at Launceston of ‘Inflammation of the Liver’, aged 44.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 5th December, 2019 made the following changes:
D Wong on 6th December, 2019 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1808 (prev. 0000), date of death: 2nd March, 1851 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime