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Rosanna Winter, one of 80 convicts transported on the Lady of the Lake, 06 June 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Rosina Winter, Rosina Silvester, Rosina Basford, Rosanna Winters
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 90.
Tasmanian Archives - convicts
||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 9th February, 2013 wrote:
Rosanna/Rosina Winter was convicted at Glasgow on 16/09/1828 for theft. 7yr sentence. Transported on the ‘Lady of the Lake’ to Van Diemens Land.
Gaol Report: orderly. 1st conviction.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: good character
Born Edinburgh. Father: James Winters. Mother: Rosina.
Single, but lived with ....4yrs; black hair; Hazel eyes;Protestant; reads;
seamstress/dressmaker; aged 23yrs.
Assigned to Dr.
1st marriage: to George Sylvester/Silvester (transported on ‘Asia’ 1824) 31/01/1831 Hobart. (ref. 1620/1831) (Unsure of what happened to George.)
2nd marriage: to David Basford (transported on ‘Clyde’ 1830) on 02/05/1842 at St. David’s Anglican Church, Hobart. (ref. 1540/1842) Registration under Rosanna Winters.
Jan 1836: Assigned to Sylvester - steal a silver thimble. Steal a table. Committed for trial. Acquitted on one charge, not guilty on other.
Free Pardon, no. 125 on 13/12/1834
duplication of certificate issued 25/07/1854.
Basford family moved to Victoria. Rosina Basford died 1857 Victoria, aged 48yrs.
Maureen Withey on 20th February, 2020 wrote:
Medical and surgical journal of the Lady of the Lake female convict ship for 2 May to 6 November 1829 by William Evans, surgeon, during which time the said ship was employed in conveying convicts from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
Folios 6-7: Rosina Winter, aged 22, convict; case number 4: disease or hurt, scrofula. She is of strenuous habit of body, has led an irregular course of life, and having within the last three years (by her own account) taken a great quantity of mercury. Put on sick list, 6 June 1829. Discharged to the Colonial Hospital at Hobart Town, Van Dieman’s Land.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th February, 2013 made the following changes:
source, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1806, date of death 1857, gender, occupation, crime