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Margaret Carthy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Carthy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Country 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: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Australasia
Departure date: 26th June, 1849
Arrival date: 29th September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2017 wrote:

N.B. There are two persons named Margaret CARTHY transported on this voyage of the ‘Australasia’.

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2017 wrote:

Margaret CARTHY was convicted at Cork, Ireland on 2 Jan 1849 for stealing buckets. Previously convicted for stealing potatoes and turnips. Co-charged with Catherine Ford. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Australasia’ arriving 29 Sept 1849.

Aged 30yrs; single woman; country servant; Roman Catholic; 5’0 3/4”.
Native Place: Co. Cork, Ireland.
Brothers: John & Richard (ref: Convict Indent)

Anson Hulk Station Gang.
Work services at Campbell Town & Hobart.
21 Dec 1852: Ticket of Leave granted.

3 Jan 1854 - married Alfred HAYWARD (transported per ship ‘Rodney’. (ref: noted on her Conduct Record, so no confusion with the other Margaret Carthy.) ref: 52/1/6

3 April 1855: Conditional Pardon approved.

4 Jan 1856: Free Certificate issued.

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2017 wrote:

Note: Marriage registration is under variation of name, that is Alfred HAYWOOD and Margaret McCARTHY. 37/1/13 no. 295.

5 July 1853 Alfred HAYWOOD born at Hobart. Father - Alfred HAYWOOD (HAYWARD), painter. Mother - Margaret HAYWOOD formerly CARTHY. (ref. 33/1/4 no. 2525)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Carthy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 7th September, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), occupation

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