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Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Brown
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Southampton, Portsmouth Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: 6th May, 1839
Arrival date: 12th September, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 31 (17). Tasmanian Archives
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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Community Contributions

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
Brother: Denis
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.

MARRIAGE:
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:

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