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Amelia Watts

Amelia Watts, one of 170 convicts transported on the Sea Queen, 08 May 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Amelia Watts
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 24th March, 1892
Age: 63 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk. Norwich City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sea Queen
Departure date: 8th May, 1846
Arrival date: 29th August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 61 (32). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 wrote:

Amelia WATTS was convicted at Norwick, Norfolk, England on 6 Jan 1846 for stealing a tea caddy and other articles. Previous convictions. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Sea Queen” arriving there 29 Aug 1846.

Aged 17 yrs; single woman; laundress; 5’1” height; fair complexion; dk brown hair; dk brown eyes; Protestant; can read & write.
Native place of birth: Norwich, England (ref. Convict records)
Brother: George
Sisters: Eliza; Mary Anne (at Glasgow); Martha

VDL:
6 mths Probation Period
Stationed on the “Anson” hulk boat on Derwent River, Hobart.
12 March 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.
2 Sept 1851: Conditional Pardon approved.

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO MARRY:
27 Jan 1849 - Amelia WATTS (Sea Queen) to Edward CURRY (free or free by servitude). Approved.

MARRIAGE: 
26 Feb 1849 - Amelia WATTS, aged 19 yrs to Edward CURRY, aged 24 yrs, a printer/or painter - at St. Luke’s Church of England, Campbell Town, VDL. (ref. 37/1/8 no. 39)

DEATH:
24 March 1892, at Hobart - under name “Amelia CURRIE”.  (ref. on Convict record)

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 wrote:

CHILDREN:
Eliza Amelia CURRIE b. 5 June 1851 at Campbell Town, VDL. Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, carpenter. (ref. 33/1/29 no. 115)

Edward Charles CURRIE b. 28 Feb 1853 at Campbell Town, VDL. Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, carpenter. (ref. 33/1/31 no. 96)

Margaret CURRIE b. 21 Aug 1854 at Campbell Town, VDL. Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, carpenter.  (ref. 33/1/32 no. 154)

Andrew CURRIE b. 23 Aug 1856 at Campbell Town, VDL. Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, carpenter. (ref. 33/1/34 no. 189). Baby died 29 Aug 1856 - convulsions. (ref. 35/1/25 no. 340 - note incorrect spelling of name on index “Aorshew)

Andrew CURRIE b. 7 Dec 1857 at Campbell Town, VDL. Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, carpenter.  (ref. 33/1/36 no. 139)

William Henry CURRIE b. 26 Dec 1868 at Oatlands, Tasmania.  Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, publican.  (ref. 33/1/47 no. 1080)

Lear Charlotte CURRIE b. 15 Jan 1871 at Oatlands, Tasmania. Mother - Amelia WATTS. Father - Edward CURRIE, Inn keeper.  (ref. 33/1/49 no. 1162)

Alice CURRIE b. 30 Oct 1873 at Hobart.  Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, hotel keeper.  (ref. 33/1/11 no. 91)

Euphemia CURRIE b. 30 Oct 1859 at Campbell Town, VDL. Mother - Amelia WATTS.  Father - Edward CURRIE, carpenter. (ref. 33/1/37 no. 429)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 30th June, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 61 (32). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 61 (32)), date o

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