Frances Levens

FRANCES LEVENS was a convict who was tried and convicted at the Kent Assizes on 15 March 1813 and sentenced to transportation for life per Wanstead (1814). On arrival in the colony, she was sent to the first Parramatta Female Factory, i.e. the Factory Above the Gaol, which was located at present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, including land now occupied by the Riverside Theatres.


Timeline

  • Tried and convicted: 15 March 1813, Kent Assizes, Kent, England
  • Sentenced to transportation: 1813, Kent, England
  • Sailed to the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 24 August 1813, Spithead, England
  • Arrived in the colony of New South Wales per Wanstead: 9 January 1814, Port Jackson, New South Wales
  • Forwarded to the first Parramatta Female Factory, the Factory Above the Gaol: 13 January 1814, Factory Above the Gaol, (present-day Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta)

Sources

  • New South Wales Government, Copies of letters sent within the Colony, Series 937, Reels 6004-6016, (State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia).

Lists

# Convict

# Trial Place: Kent Assizes

# Punishment: Transportation for Life

# Ship: Wanstead (1814)

# Factory Above the Gaol


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