Kay, to trace a convict in Tasmania, you should foremost use the Archives
Office of Tasmania as the place to obtain records about your convict' s time
in the penal system. There are many different types of records available
which all reveals different snippets of information about a convict and his
time inthe penal system.
Foremost start off with his CONDUCT RECORD, which is a basically like a rap
sheet for a convict in prison. The colonial government also kept many other
records relating to convicts, there whereabouts, there service, freedom,
other crimes committed whilst a felon etc.
These are primarily held in the Archives Office of Tasmania
It also pays to read some books on the convict system in Tasmania, which
changed over periods of time.
You can start by obtaining a copy of Jenner's CONDUCT RECORD by accessing
the free online index at the Archives Of Tasmania website
You can order records online, you will need to ask the how etc, and they
should be able to provide a turnaround time.
Here is the reference for his CONDUCT RECORD
36499 Jenner George 15 Nov 1836 Henry Porcher 14 Jul 1836 London
You can also ask what other types of records the Archives Office has, on
Whislt some collections are readily indexed and provided by the AOT, there
are many other series of records which relate to convicts that are yet to be
made readily available through indexing. They are lesser known than the main
records for convicts, but often reveal more information.
There are MUSTER records, there are POLICE records, there are TRIAL records,
there are APPLICATIONS TO MARRY (available free to search on line at the AOT
Applications for Certificates of Freedom, Tickets of Leave, the assignment
of convicts to employers, the loaning out of convicts to work in gangs or
for employers, are types of records that your Jenner might appear in, and
these will not always be noted on his CONDUCT record.
Government Gazettes are also useful records to search
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katherine Liney" <kay(a)knockard.freeserve.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2007 1:31 AM
Subject: [AUS-Tas] George Jenner....Transported
I am new to the list.
I know that at least one of my husband's ancestors was transported from a
small town in Sussex, namely Battle.
One George Jenner is named in a small book called "Crimes and Criminals of
Battle as having been transported in 1836 for life.
.Many people seemed to be sentenced to transportation from there, often
a very petty crime.
Through the records in Ancestry I have managed to trace George Jenner
He arrived on the Henry Porcher which sailed on the 1st August in Van
In the Convict musters he is mentioned in 1841 . In the Remarks column it
says "Mr Thompson" and what looks like "New Napels"
He is mentioned in the musters again in 1846, but no remarks
in 1847/48 he is in the Pardons list
and in 1849 he was given a Conditional Pardon.
I am new to all this (live in Scotland)
Can anyone advise how I can find out more about George.
Would he have had to remain in Tasmania after his Pardon?