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Margaret Brown, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Southampton, Portsmouth Quarter Sessions
6th May, 1839
12th September, 1839
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 178 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 31 (17). Tasmanian Archives
||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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Nell Murphy on 4th November, 2019 wrote:
Margaret BROWN was convicted at Portsmouth, Southampton, England on 19 Oct 1837 for stealing from a dwelling house. Gaol report: “very bad”. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Hindostan’ arriving there 11 Sept 1839. Ship surgeon’s report: “middling”.
Aged 18 yrs; single woman; 5’ height; house girl; Roman Catholic; not literate.
Native place of birth: Liverpool
Mother: Mary, at London
Sisters: Ellen & Mary
Colony of VDL:
Assigned to service work
22 Feb 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
Application for Permission to Marry:
20 Jan 1842 - George BRITTON (per ‘Elizabeth’) to 2 no. 1400)Margaret BROWN (per ‘Hindostan’). Approved.
21 Feb 1842 at Trinity Church, Hobart. Margaret BROWNE, aged 23 yrs, convict to George BRITTEN, aged 26 yrs, bachelor, convict on Ticket of Leave status. (ref. 37/1/2 no. 1400)
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 4th November, 2019 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 31 (17). Tasmanian Archives (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 31 (17)), gender: