Jemima Isabel Stuart Whiteman - Smith - Coleman, Convict "Cadet" 1849

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Jemima Isabel Stuart Whiteman - Smith - Coleman (Gowans), Convict "Cadet" 1849

Birthplace: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: November 07, 1877 (50)
Hobart General Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Brain Disease)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Gowans and Jean Gowans
Wife of William Smith; David Whiteman, Convict "Forfarshire" 1843 and James Coleman
Mother of William Smith; Henry Smith; Female Smith; John Smith; George Smith and 5 others
Sister of William Gowans; Maria Esperanza Orchard Gowans; Mary Morison Gowans; George Gowans; Margaret Gowans and 2 others

Occupation: Nurse Maid/Needle Woman
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About Jemima Isabel Stuart Whiteman - Smith - Coleman, Convict "Cadet" 1849

Surnames Jemima used. Gowans, McGowans, Whiteman, Stuart, Smith, Coleman.

  • Jemima convicted for 7 yrs in Edinburgh Scotland on 16 May 1848. CON No 567. Police No 492.. Sent to Australia on ship Cadet, 1 November 1848. Arrived 12/04/1849. Colony - Van Dieman's Land.

• Request to mary David Whiteman (free) 21 January 1850 - RGD37/9 1850/345r. Witness at marriage to David Whiteman is Margaret McRae. She was tried and transported for the same crime as Jemima in Edinburgh.

  • Lived Harrington Street, Hobart at birth of Jane Elizabeth in 1851.
  • Jane was born in 1851 and David in 1852. David died in 1852.
  • 20/10/ 1852 Jemima Whiteman found guilty of stealing 20 pounds and other monies, property of William Piggott in Hobart.

She had 2 more children to David Whiteman after this, Maria in 1854 and Susannah in 1857,

1854 - Jemima was charged with stealing from a seaman at a place of bad repute. The prosecutor was not in attendance, so she was therefore discharged from this offence. She was charged for misconduct while being a prisoner of the crown and got nine months imprisonment.

Jane Elizabeth was put into Queens Orphan School on 02/06/1855 and discharged to her mother on ticket of leave on 17/03/1857.

  • David Whiteman died in 1863.

Maria was put into Queen Orphan Scholl on 03/04/1856 and was discharged on 08/04/1867. She was put in again on 28/01/1869 and discharged on 31/03/1869.

  • Had 4 boys to William Smith after she left David Whiteman - no marriage found. 2 were born before David Whiteman died in 1863.
  • Used last name of Stewart for the birth of Henry Smith - (her middle name)
  • Married James Coleman 6 years after George Smith born - used maiden name McGowan. Married at Jemima's residence. Witnesses at wedding, Robert and Susanah Livingston, daughter and son in law.
  • Name on tombstone Jemima Smith - Died as Jemima Coleman.
  • Buried with son-in-law Charles Walker, Queensborough Cemetery, Hobart.


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Jemima Isabel Stuart Whiteman - Smith - Coleman, Convict "Cadet" 1849's Timeline

February 20, 1827
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 4, 1827
Inveresk, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 12, 1849
Age 22
Tasmania, Australia
October 21, 1851
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
July 30, 1852
TAS, Australia
July 9, 1854
Hobart, TAS, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
July 22, 1857
Hobart, TAS, Australia