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Jane Walters, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 59 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Derby Quarter Session
30th December, 1830
9th May, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 181 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 546
||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 16th April, 2020 wrote:
Jane came on board with at least 2 children, both of whom were treated by the Ship’s Surgeon.
Jane Walter’s infant aged 4 months vaccinated the 6th of December: Having been informed that the small-pox prevailed at Newgate from whence we had already received several prisoners, I enquired in a particular manner of all those who were on board if they had been vaccinated or inoculated – the Child of Jane Walter’s was vaccinated, the vesicle rose favourably, and ran its course in the usual manner.
Jane Walter’s son aged 3 years was taken ill 20th Decr. The child was ill with enteritis and he died in the early hours of February 12. His illness is described in full. The surgeon comments: “he was a pale-faced unhealthy looking child, who had been badly fed, and had lived in workhouses for several months before embarking.”
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes: