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Isabella Chapman (c. 1776–1810)

Isabella Chapman (c.1776-1810) was sentenced to 14 years transportation on 23 March 1790 at the York Assizes, England. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Mary Ann in July 1791 as part of the Third Fleet. She married William Jenkins on 24 December 1791; they had one child by 1802. In 1806 Isabella was recorded as living with William Flynn as his housekeeper. Her child was living with its father. She was buried (as Isabella Chapman) on 5 February 1810 at Sydney; her age was given as 34.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Jenkins, Isabella

c. 1776


4 February, 1810 (aged ~ 34)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Religious Influence

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Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Yorkshire
Trial Date: 23 March 1790


Children: Yes (1)