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Janet Struthers

Janet Struthers, one of 101 convicts transported on the Amphitrite, 21 August 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Janet Struthers
Aliases: Harkins (alias), Harkinson (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 31st August, 1833
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 62 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Amphitrite
Departure date: 21st August, 1833
Arrival date: 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 219 (111)
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 11th July, 2014 wrote:

On the 31st of August 1833 the Amphitrite ran aground on a sandbank in sight of Boulogne and it was apparent to locals that the ship was in grave danger as it was low tide and the locals knew that it would soon be swamped by the massive tide. Attempts were made by the French to save the passengers and crew but assistance was refused by Captain Hunter.
108 female convicts, 12 children and a crew of 16 were on board and only 3 of the crew survived.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th July, 2014 made the following changes:

alias1: Harkins (alias) (prev. Harkins (Alias)), alias2: Harkinson (alias) (prev. Harkinson (Alias)), date of death: 31st August, 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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