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Hannah Whitcombe

Hannah Whitcome, one of 232 convicts transported on the Aurora, 22 April 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hannah Whitcombe
Aliases: Whitcomb, Self
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Plain cook, house servant
Date of Death: 3rd November, 1878
Age: 66 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: House breaking
Convicted at: Somerset, Wells Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 22nd April, 1851
Arrival date: 10th August, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 132. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-31,241,221,L,80. Tasmanian Pioneer Index
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2013 wrote:

Hannah was convicted at Wells, Somertshire on 31/12/1850 of housebreaking. Previous convictions. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land on the ‘Aurora’, arriving 1851.

Native Place: Gloucestershire
Married, 4 children. Husband Jasper ...... (unclear if Whitcombe is her married or maiden name)
Sisters: Ann & Louisa
Presbyterian; 39yrs of age; plain cook/laundress; 5’3 3/4”; black hair; hazel eyes; can read.
Ship surgeon’s report: exemplary

Assignment 1851: A. Crombie, Macquarie St. Hobart.

20/06/1853: married George Self (convict per ‘Mayda’) at St. Georges Church, Hobart. (remarriage was permitted if living in the colony)
21/02/1854: Ticket of Leave
22/07/1856: Conditional Pardon
31/12/1857: Free by Servitude

Children, born VDL:
Charlotte Self b.06/11/1853 Hobart
George Henry Self b. 17/03/1859 Hobart (mother’s name on Index is incorrectly recorded as “Wickton”)

Hannah died 03/11/1878 Hobart, aged 62yrs.
George Self died 01/06/1893 Hobart aged 63yrs

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 6th January, 2013 made the following changes:

source, surname Whitcombe (prev. Whitcome), alias1, alias2, date of birth 1812, date of death 3rd November, 1878, gender, occupation, crime

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