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Hannah Whitcome, one of 232 convicts transported on the Aurora, 22 April 1851
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||Plain cook, house servant
|Date of Death:
||3rd November, 1878
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||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
||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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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