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Margaret Boyde

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Boyde
Aliases: Boyd
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Down
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Grey
Departure date: 17th December, 1849
Arrival date: 9th May, 1850
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 29 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au
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Nell Murphy on 11th February, 2019 wrote:

Margaret BOYDE was convicted at Down, Ireland on 13 March 1849 for stealing a watch.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Earl Grey’ arriving there 9 May 1850.

Aged 22yrs; a laundress; single woman; 5’3” height; fresh complexion; very dark brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Co. Down, Ireland.

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services at various locations, including New Town, Hobart, Female Factory Ross, Campbell Town and Oatlands.
15 Nov 1850: Absent without leave. Sent to the Female Factory Hobart for 3 mths hard labour and not to be allowed into Hobart city.

27 Jan 1851: Delivered of a child named William, at the Female Factory, Hobart.  (ref. notated on her Conduct Record)

30 May 1854: Ticket of Leave granted.

Nell Murphy on 11th February, 2019 wrote:

CHILD:
William BOYD born 20 Jan 1851 at Hobart.  Mother - Margaret BOYD, female convict.  Father not named.  (ref. 33/1/4 no. 93)
A child, William BOYD died on 19 Feb 1851 at Hobart, aged 3 weeks, of convulsions.  Although his mother’s name is not stated on index, it is most likely this same child.  (ref. 35/1/3 no. 603).

25 July 1854: Application for permission to marry to David Ferguson (transported per Equestrian). Approved. (ref. 52/1/7)

21 Aug 1854: Marriage - Margaret BOYD, aged 26 yrs, house servant to David Ferguson, aged 40 yrs, a shoemaker. At Parish Church of England, Oatlands, VDL.  (ref. 37/1/13 no. 1256).

CHILDREN OF MARRIAGE:
5 Dec 1854 - David FERGUSON born at Campbell Town, VDL.  Father - David Ferguson, shoemaker.  Mother - Margaret Boyd. (ref. 33/1/32 no. 182)

16 April 1856 - Mary Eliza FERGUSON (FERGUSSON) born at Fingal.  Father - David Ferguson, shepherd.  Mother - Margaret Boyd.  (ref. 33/1/34 no. 290)

15 April 1857 - James FERGUSON (FERGUSSON) born at Fingal. Father - David Ferguson.  Mother - Margaret Boyd. (ref. 33/1/35 no. 400)
22 Nov 1864 - John FERGUSON born at Longford. Father - David Ferguson, labourer.  Mother - Margaret Boyd. (ref. 33/1/42 no. 1191)

11 Aug 1866 - Alice FERGUSON born at Longford. Father - David Ferguson.  Mother - Margaret Boyd. (ref. 33/1/44 no. 893)

17 May 1868 - Donald FERGUSON born at Longford. Father - David Ferguson, a shepherd. Mother - Margaret Boyd. (ref. 33/1/46 no. 876)

21 Feb 1870 - Samuel FERGUSON born at Longford. Father - David Ferguson, shepherd.  Mother Margaret Boyd (ref. 33/1/48 no. 862)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 11th February, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Boyde, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1828, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, c

Nell Murphy on 11th February, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Boyd

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