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Catherine Armstrong

Catherine Armstrong, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Armstrong
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
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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Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org),
September 1826, trial of CATHERINE ARMSTRONG
CATHERINE ARMSTRONG, Theft - grand larceny, 14th September 1826.

1479. CATHERINE ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August , 4lbs. weight of bacon, value 2s. , the goods of William Geary .

HENRY POTTER . I am in the employ of William Geary, a cheesemonger , of Broad-street, Bloomsbury . On the evening of the 25th of August the watchman brought the prisoner to the shop with this bacon, which I had seen about two hours before, and knew it to be Mr. Geary’s.

FRANCIS REYNOLDS . I saw the prisoner pass the shop and take the bacon out of the window - I took her with it in her apron.

Prisoner’s Defence. It was the greatest distress that made me do it.

GUILTY Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:

Catherine appears to have been convicted earlier for a similar offence at the Old Bailey:

CATHERINE ARMSTRONG, Theft - grand larceny, 16th February 1826.

487. CATHERINE ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of January , 1 bullock’s tongue, value 5s. , the goods of John Bowles .

THOMAS BOWLES. I am assistant to my brother, John Bowles, butcher , of Drury-lane. On the 23d of January, about half-past eight o’clock, a bullock’s tongue was missing - Wilson gave me information - the prisoner was brought to the shop with it by Mason, the officer, in two or three minutes.

JOHN WILSON . I am a printer. I saw the prisoner go into the shop, and take up a bullock’s tongue, which she put into her apron, wrapped it up, and walked on; I called the young man, and told him what had happened; I went after her, and met the officer - we stopped her with it before I lost sight of her.

JOHN MASON . I am an officer. I took her with the tongue - Bowles claimed it.

Prisoner’s Defence. I have two fatherless children, and it was distress made me do it.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Month .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: f

Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1784 (prev. 0000)

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