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Helen Wood

Helen Wood, one of 109 convicts transported on the Midas, 22 July 1825

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Helen Wood
Aliases: Ellen Wood, Helen Hughes, Ellen Hughes, Ellen Young
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1840
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Midas
Departure date: 22nd July, 1825
Arrival date: 17th December, 1825
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 282
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th March, 2022 wrote:

1824 - 22 Sept. Trial. Transported for Uttering Forged Notes.

1825. Indent No; 70.
Status; Widow - 3 children. 2 with her and 1 with her father. Husband died 8 months before she was taken

1827 - Assigned; Assigned; Dr. Westbrook. / Repeated Insolence and refusing to do her duty. Confined in a cell for 3 days on bread & water and returned to her service.

1830 - Assigned; Kemp / Absenting herself from her service without leave and wearing her young mistress’s cloths. Sentence; Cell on bread & water and placed in the assignable class. House of Correction.

1831 – 30 Jun . Marriage Permissions. Date:  30 Jun 1831.
Ellen Wood. & William Young. Free,

1831 – Marriages in the Parish of Hobart Town. No; 428.
Ellen Wood. [Convict] per Midas & William Young.
Married in the Church by Banns.

1832 - 26 May. Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Hobart Town in the year of 1832.
Name; Alexander George Young. Born; 26 May 1832. Baptized; 22 July 1832
Mother; Ellen Young. Father; William Young. Butcher. Hobart Town.

1832 - 6 Nov. Assigned to her husband / Offence; Stealing a comb - Committed for trial.

1832 - 12 Dec. Colonial Sentence. Sentence extended - 3 years

1835 - Beasely / Offence; Disobedience of orders. Reprimanded. 

1835 - Tasmania Convict Musters.
No; 70. Name;  Ellen Wood  
Ship; Midas
Assigned; Ticket of Leave
Noted against name; DIED; 28 Nov 1840

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th March, 2022 made the following changes:

alias1: Ellen Wood (prev. Wood, Ellen (Alias)), alias2: Helen Hughes (prev. Hughes, Helen (Alias)), alias3: Ellen Hughes (prev. Hughes, Ellen (Alias)), alias4: Ellen Young, date of death: 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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