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Susannah Watson

Susannah Watson, one of 100 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 07 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Susannah Watson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1877
Age: 83 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Nottingham Town Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 6th January, 1829
Arrival date: 9th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 503 (253)
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 22nd August, 2020 wrote:

Susannah was listed as 34 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Occupation: Housemaid/needlewoman.

Susannah was literate, married with 5 children, 1 child with her, 5’ 1¾” tall, dark pockpitted complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes.

On arrival assigned to the Parramatta Female Factory with her youngest son, Thomas.  (Thomas died at the Orphan School).

C Nov. 1829: Married Isaac Moss (son of Isaac Moss, ‘Royal Admiral’ 1800) - Common-law marriage.
4/7/1830: Charles Isaac Moss born, died 1886.

16/7/1844: COF

1877: Susannah died at Gunning, NSW.

Convict Changes History

Kathleen Cobcroft on 12th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of death: 1877 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

James Dean on 22nd August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 15th December, 1817 (prev. 0000)

D Wong on 22nd August, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1794 (prev. 15th December, 1817), occupation

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