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Catherine Callaghan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Callaghan
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
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: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Ireland. Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 6th February, 1832
Arrival date: 14th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 128 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 wrote:

Dublin - Recorder’s Court - Catherine Murphy, Anne Walker, Catherine Callanan, Margaret Keely, stealing a hat. They were all old offenders. Murphy was confined four times before and Walker twice. Transportation for seven years. One was a little girl about eleven years old, when they received sentence except the child, none of them was in the least affected. one of them said, ‘thank your Lordship, I was wishing to go to my husband’ Another said, ‘arrah, by Jaesus, we’ll get a black husband, hurrah for the Lord Mayor and Perrin.
- Freeman’s Journal 25 June 1831


Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Catherine Callaghan,  age 14, ship Southworth (3)(1832); tried at Dublin, 1831, 7 years for shop lifting. Former conviction: 7 months.  Single,  Native of Dublin.  Trade -  nurse girl. Catholic.  DOB 1818.

Maureen Withey on 26th February, 2020 wrote:

Principal Superintendent of Convicts’ Office, 3rd September, 1838.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom since last publication, namely:
Callanan Catherine, Southworth 2,
The Australian (Sydney), 11 Sept 1838.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 13th September, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842. Southworth 2. From Ireland 14 June 1832

No; 337 - 32. 90 . Catherine Callanan
Trial; Dublin. 23 June 1831

Family on Board same ship; Daughter of No; 354.32. Mary Callanan

Family in Colony; Sister; Eliza Callinan, about 1832

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Callaghan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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