Tyler, Jane
Entry 10015 Sex: F Alias:
Born: 1765 at :
Bapt: at:
Died: 22 May 1840 at: New Norfolk, Van Diemens Land
Buried: 22 May 1840 at: St Matthew's, New Norfolk, Van Diemens Land

Conviction Details

Status on Arrival: Convict Ship: Lady Juliana - 1790
Crime: Steal money from her employer Sentence: Death commuted to Life
Tried at: Middlesex Old Bailey sessions Trial Date: 18 April 1787

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Known Number of Marriages/Partners 1 Known Number of Children 0
Entry Partners Name Marriage Date Marriage Place FGS
1109 Dempsey, William Abt 1794 Norfolk Island

April 1789 - Offered a pardon on the condition she acept transportation for Life. Jane was one of seven women in the group who refused the offer. When she was called back before the court and threatened with immediate execution she declared "I will never accept of it to go abroad". She later relented and accepted the sentence of transportation. She was embarked on the 'Lady Juliana' shortly before it left English waters.
August 1790 - Sent from Sydney Cove to Norfolk Island
June 1794 - Jane and William were listed as a married, childless couple living on a 60 acre farm at Cascade (Phillipsburg)
December 1807 - Went to Van Diemens Land where her husband received a grant at New Norfolk.
1809 - Jane's husband William was recorded as holding 21 acres at New Norfolk
1816 - The couple adopted an Aboriginal girl who was baptised as Mary Dempsey (aged 7)
1819 - The couple were not listed among the colony's landholders
1818/1822 - Mustered in the Hobart district in both years
6 November 1826 - The couple's adopted daughter died aged 15. She was buried at St David's cemetery in Hobart
October 1837 - William Dempsey, Jane's husband, died

1840 - Jane was recorded as Janet Dempster in the burial records of St Matthew's at New Norfolk
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