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Frances Spurway (1804–1857)

Lucy Johnson née Pratt was sentenced to fourteen years transportation for stealing a watch. She arrived in Sydney in 1829 aboard the Lucy Davidson. The ship's indent recorded her height as 5 feet 3½ (161 cms) inches and her occupation as dairymaid and laundress. By 1830 she was living with William Hendry and in 1835 married George Spurway.

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Alternative Names
  • Johnson, Frances
  • Hendry, Frances
  • Pratt, Frances

Staffordshire, England


22 February, 1857 (aged ~ 53)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years