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Margaret Bourke

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Bourke
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: 1900
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midlothian
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 24th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 25 other convicts


Primary source: http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 14th April, 2014 wrote:

Margaret Bourke was 28 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for setting fire to a barn.

Margaret came from Limerick was 5’2” tall, illiterate, single, Catholic, dark hair, hazel eyes.

9/7/1853: Application to marry John Stead - not approved.
29/8/1853: 2nd Application to marry John Stead.

16/2/1854: Application to marry James Smith (Rodney 1850).
23/5/1854: Application approved
14/6/1854: Married at the Independent Chapel, Green Ponds, now Kempton.  Margaret was 28 and James 26.  They had 8 children. 

1900: Margaret died at Kempton, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th April, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/ (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Bourke, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1824, date of death: 1900, gender: f, occupation, crime

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