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Dorothy Wetton

Dorothy Wetton, one of 180 convicts transported on the Navarino, 05 October 1840

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Dorothy Wetton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1796
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Nottingham Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Navarino
Departure date: 5th October, 1840
Arrival date: 17th January, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 239 (121). Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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 8th June, 2018 wrote:

Dorothy WETTON was convicted at Nottingham, England on 29 June 1840 for stealing stockings, which were found. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Navarion’ arriving 17 Jan 1841.

Widow, 4 children; aged 44 yrs; house servant; 4’ 11” height.
Residence: Derbyshire, England.
(No recording of her children accompanying her on the voyage or being placed in the Orphanage nr Hobart, although not conclusive as there could be variations in the spelling of the surname.)

VDL:
Assigned to work services.
Clear Conduct Record.
Ticket of Leave granted 16 Feb 1844.
Free by Servitude 29 June 1847.
Free Certificate issued 21 Sept 1847.

Application for permission to marry:
2 Feb 1842 - to John HUTCHINS (transported per ‘Medina’). Approved.

Marriage:
4 April 1842 - Dorothy WETTON aged 45 yrs, widow laundress to John HUTCHNS aged 33 yrs,labourer, bachelor at Church of England, Avoca, VDL. (ref. 37/1/2 no. 1412)

Departure from Van Diemen’s Land:
2 Sept 1852 left Launceston for Melbourne, Victoria. Steerage passenger on the ‘Alice’. Noted that she was “free by servitude”, ship to Colony “Navarino”.  (ref. POL220/1/2)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 239 (121). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Numb

Nell Murphy on 8th June, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1796 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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