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Eleanor Wilson, one of 113 convicts transported on the Platina, 22 April 1837
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||13th September, 1845
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Devon. Exeter Quarter Session
22nd April, 1837
22nd October, 1837
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 112 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 37 (20)
||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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D Wong on 26th July, 2018 wrote:
22/4/1837 Western Times Devon, England:
Caroline Harris, Mary Burnet, Elizabeth Watkins, and Eleanor Coolen, transported for 7 each, for the ship Platina, in the Thames, bound for Van Diemen’s Land.
Eleanor Wilson alias Coolen was listed as ‘Coolen’ in the newspapers of the day and also on the Description List on VDL records - she was transported for ‘Stealing Bedding’.
29/12/1838: Married Joseph Rhodes (Competitor 1823). Ellen was a widow, born C1800. Joseph was 40 a bachelor and Ellen was 38.
13/9/1845: Eleanor died at Longford, of Dropsy. Listed as Ellen Rhodes.
Joseph Rhodes moved to Victoria and died at Maldon, in 1869.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 26th July, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Coolen (alias) (prev. Coolen (Alias)), date of birth: 1800 (prev. 0000), date of death: 13th September, 1845 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime