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Rosanna Winter

Rosanna Winter, one of 80 convicts transported on the Lady of the Lake, 06 June 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rosanna Winter
Aliases: Rosina Winter, Rosina Silvester, Rosina Basford, Rosanna Winters
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Dressmaker
Date of Death: 1857
Age: 51 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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady of the Lake
Departure date: 6th June, 1829
Arrival date: 1st November, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 90. Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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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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:

ADM 101/41/9
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

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