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Emma Trueman

Emma Trueman, one of 88 convicts transported on the Grenada, 01 September 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Emma Trueman
Aliases: Emily Amelia Thornton
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 7th July, 1810
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 21st June, 1887
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Grenada
Departure date: 1st September, 1826
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 87 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 70
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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D Wong on 7th March, 2016 wrote:

Her real name was Emily Amelia Thornton – when arrested she gave the name of Emma Trueman – she was tried under that alias, her convict record on entry into Australia was under that alias and she then had to marry under that name as well.

Old Bailey:
EMMA TRUEMAN, Theft > grand larceny, 12th January 1826.

Reference Number: t18260112-153
Offence: Theft > grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation

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EMMA TRUEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September, 14 yards of cotton, value 10s., the goods of John D’Oyly.

ANGELIOUS BERTRAUN. I was in Oxford-street about four o’clock in the evening of the 13th of December, and saw the prisoner opposite Mr. D’Oyly’s shop, near the Pantheon; she put her hand inside the door-way, and put something under her shawl - went to the next door, and then came back by the shop again - I crossed over and met her - I asked her what she had got, she said nothing; I turned back her shawl and found the cotton, which I took back to the shop, where they owned it.
EVAN DAVIS. I am in the employ of Mr. John D’Oyly, Bertraun brought the prisoner back with the piece of cotton, which I had seen within the door about half an hour before. (Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. It was distress.
GUILTY . Aged 17.
Transported for Seven Years.

13/5/1828: Permission to marry Laurence Gill, aged 29, free (Laurece Gill was transported on the Dorothy 1820) – Emma was 19 and on bond.

11/6/1828: Married at Sackville Reach, NSW – they had 10 children.

21/6/1887: Emma died at Colo, Richmond, NSW, aged 78 of senile decay – she had been ill for some months.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 7th March, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Emily Amelia Thornton, date of birth: 7th July, 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 21st June, 1887 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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