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Bridget Brien

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget Brien
Aliases: Mary Brown
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Housemaid
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: House robbery
Convicted at: Cork City
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 27 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON41-1-36,178,12,L,80. Newspaper
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th June, 2013 wrote:

N.B. There were two Bridget Brien’s on this voyage. These details are for identifier no. 1.

Bridget Brien was convicted at Cork on 4/6/1852 for house robbery and stealing clothes. Previous convictions. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land arriving 1853.

Native Place: Co. Cork
Housemaid; single; Roman Catholic; age 17; 5’2 1/2”; fresh complexion;brown hair; grey eyes.

1853: assignments Hobart
1854: Female Factory, Ross
1854: Longford

1853: neglect of duty - 6mths hard labour

Ticket of Leave 19/1/1856

1857: Being in the Torquay district without a pass - 1mth hard labour.

Ticket of Leave revoked 6/10/1858 (absent from Muster)

Tried Hobart Supreme Court 24/10/1865 Larceny - acquitted. (Under name Mary Brown) ref. Mercury newspaper 25 Oct 1865)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th June, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 8th June, 2013 made the following changes:


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