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Bridget Cassidy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget Cassidy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1830
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1908
Age: 78 years

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: Larceny
Convicted at: MONAGHAN,IRE
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: http://www.researchtasmania.com.au/index.php/indexes-lists/australasia-convicts-list. Linc.tas. Friends of Orphan School.
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Community Contributions

Tim Flynn on 9th May, 2013 wrote:


Tim Flynn on 28th April, 2016 wrote:

Character in “Part an Irishman” by T.S.Flynn available on Amazon

Nell Murphy on 8th February, 2017 wrote:

Bridget CASSIDY was convicted at Monaghan, Ireland on 5 March 1849 for stealing two quilts. Previous offences. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Australasia’ arriving 29 Sept 1849.

Aged 19yrs; single; nurse maid; 5’1 3/4”; can read; Roman Catholic.
Native Place: Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
Father: John, at native place.

Various work service assignments including at Ross, Avoca, Campbell Town, Morven (Evandale) and time at the Female Factories of Ross and Hobart.

12 March 1853: Delivered of a child, at the Female Factory, Ross, Tasmania.

16 Aug 1854: Application for Permission to marry - William Green Griffiths. Does not appear to have proceeded.

12 Sept 1855: Absconded. Transportation sentence extended by 3 mths.

Certificate of Freedom issued.

Elizabeth CASSIDY
Admitted to Queens Orphanage, New Town, nr Hobart on 24 Nov 1854 aged 1 yr 8 mths. Mother - Bridget Cassidy per ‘Australasia’.
In 1862 gained 1st prize in 4th class Education & 1863 prize for needlework.
Discharged to the care of her mother, now residing at Table Cape (north west Tasmania) on 12 Aug 1863. (Ref. SW6 & 28).

10 Feb 1857 at the dwelling house of George Ramskell, Table Cape, Horton district, according to Church of England rites, Bridget CASSIDY aged 27, spinster to Thomas BREWSTER aged 31. (ref. 37/1/16 no. 104)

Convict Changes History

Tim Flynn on 9th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1830, date of death 1908, gender, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 8th February, 2017 made the following changes:

source: http://www.researchtasmania.com.au/index.php/indexes-lists/australasia-convicts-list. Linc.tas. Friends of Orphan School. (prev. http://www.researchtasmania.com.au/index.php/indexes-lists/australasia-convicts-list), gender: f

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