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Catherine Ahern

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Ahern
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1786
Occupation: Country servant
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Kerry
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Catherine
Departure date: 8th December, 1813
Arrival date: 4th May, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: http://members.pcug.org.au
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 23rd November, 2015 wrote:

Catherine Ahern was at Co. Kerry, Ireland in 1812. 7yr transportation sentence. Aged 28yrs. Arrived New South Wales 1814.

Denis Pember on 23rd November, 2015 wrote:

Catherine appears to have been married prior to her transportation, to one Timothy Sullivan.
In the colony, she married? Emanuel Elliott (Convict, Neptune, 1818). 

The couple appear in the 1828 Census:
[Ref E0360] Elliott, Emanuel, 38, TL, Neptune, 1818, 14 years. On Government land at Michalago, G, Plains.
[Ref E0361] Elliott, Catherine, 38, FS, Catherine, 1814, 7 years, A servant to James Greenwood at Petersham.

Michelle Leihn on 11th February, 2019 wrote:

Married Timothy Sullivan, had 4 Daughters. Norah, Mary, Margaret & Jane. After Timothy’s Death 1820 she remarried Emanuel Elliot (convict). Records show Catherine again spent time in The Female Factory Parramatta(3 months-for theft). 1828 Catherine was working as a servant to a James Greenwood, Petersham.  1841 Census, Catherine is believed to have been living with her youngest daughter Jane Evans (nee Sullivan) at Kangaloolah, near Binda, NSW. She died there on 17th February 1860 and was laid to rest in Kangaloolah Cemetery, cause of death Old Age.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 23rd November, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Ahern, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1786, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Michelle Leihn on 11th February, 2019 made the following changes:


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