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Margaret Bunton

Margaret Bunton, one of 100 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 07 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Bunton
Aliases: Cooper
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
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: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 6th January, 1829
Arrival date: 9th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 502
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

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829 from Norfolk England. Single protestant who could read. Convicted 25/4/1828, 2 previous convictions. 5’ 3” Ruddy, fair and freckled, brown hair and hazel eyes. Assigned to James Norton Sydney.

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Refused 29/11/1829
Margaret Bunton 21 Bond (7yrs) per ship Princess Royal to marry William Cooper 41 Free (7yrs) per ship Larkins. Rev John Wood Maitland



1224/1830 V18301224 15 COOPER WILLIAM BUNTON MARGARET CT (Church of England. Black Creek; Bulwarra; Cloden; East Maitland; Hinton; Hunter District; Maitland; Morpeth; West Maitland)

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Marg Bunton
Description Book 1840-1842
11/6/1830 Sydney. Runaway from her service 21 days in cells on bread and water
14/9/1830 To be forwarded to service at Hunter River
1/1/1841. Berrima Living at Queenbeyan. Was committed. Discharged by order of the Judges on 17/5/1841. Listed as a dressmaker

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Cooper

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