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Margaret Abbott

Margaret Abbott, one of 219 convicts transported on the Duchess of Northumberland, 25 November 1852

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Abbott
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Faculige (felony/false pretences)
Convicted at: Bristol. Bristol City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Duchess of Northumberland
Departure date: 25th November, 1852
Arrival date: 21st April, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 219 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 587 (296). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Christine Woods on 12th January, 2016 wrote:

Brief biography in book “The Last Ladies” by Christine Woods.  ISBN 0 646 43073 4.
Daughter, Selina Jane, accompanied mother on voyage.  Child died at Queens Orphanage October 1855.

Christine Woods on 12th January, 2016 wrote:

Brief biography in book “The Last Ladies” by Christine Woods.  ISBN 0 646 43073 4.
Aged 24 on arrival
Married. 
Daughter, Selina Jane accompanied her on the voyage.

Nell Murphy on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

Margaret ABBOTT was convicted at Bristol City on 1 Jan 1852 for obtaining goods under false pretence. Convicted before. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Duchess of Northumberland’ arriving 21 April 1853.

Aged 24yrs; married, 1 child (on board with her); housemaid/laundress; can read & write; Protestant; 5’1 1/2”; black hair; fresh complexion; dark eyes.
Native place - Pembroke.
Father: Thomas
Mother: Phoebe
Sisters: Mary, Eliza & Elizabeth - in Wales
Brother: William - in Wales
Husband: John - emigrated to Port Phillip (? Victoria, Australia)
n.b. Record does not state if Abbott is her maiden name or married name. Daughter’s record at Orphanage does not state either way, just that Selina’s surname is ABBOTT.
Daughter Selina buried at St. John’s, New Town (nr Hobart).

31 Oct 1854: Ticket of Leave
18 Dec 1855: Conditional Pardon approved.

Convict Changes History

Christine Woods on 12th January, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 22nd October, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 587 (296). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 587

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