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Ellen Winstanley

Ellen Winstanley, one of 192 convicts transported on the Tasmania, 09 September 1844

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Winstanley
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 28th May, 1875
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Tasmania
Departure date: 9th September, 1844
Arrival date: 20th December, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 163 (83)
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

D Wong on 24th June, 2017 wrote:

Ellen Winstanley was 23 years old on arrival, her native place was Liverpool.

Ellen was 5’1” tall, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, reads, unmarried with 1 child, P.C. GR heart - W.S. in heart on lt arm - H.S I.G ### BG PC & Sun M-V.D. E.G. E.W. I.G in rt arm.

31/1/1848: Married John Kenyon, (Westmoreland 1841) 28, Labourer, Ellen was listed as 27 and a spinster - married at Bethesda, Church of England, Hobart. No children listed.

16/7/1850: TOL

13/3/1854: Being in bed with a man not her husband - 6 months hard labour.

11/4/1854: TOL revoked.

28/8/1854: Free Certificate - herself (working for herself??)

7/11/1860: Husband, John Kenyon died, aged 43, at the General Hospital, Hobart, of Pleuritis - listed as a Seaman.

19/10/1865: Stealing a brass candlestick - 6 months hard labour.

28/5/1875: Listed on the ‘Graves of Tasmania’ website as having died at the New Town Pauper Establishment, aged 70 and born in 1805. Arrived “Tasmania 1”
Cause of Death: Morbus Cordis (heart disease).

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 24th June, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th May, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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