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Margaret Castles

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Castles
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Carlow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Greenlaw
Departure date: 7th March, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 38 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2018 wrote:

Margaret CASTLES was convicted at Carlow, Ireland on 28 Oct 1843 for larceny - stealing a night wrap. Previous conviction. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Greenlaw’ arriving July 1844.

Aged 35 yrs; married woman; house maid; 5’ height; fresh complexion, freckled; light brown hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Carlow, Ireland.
Husband: Nicholas - at native place
Sister: Alice - at native place
Child: Edward BURNS, aged 5 yrs, accompanied his mother to VDL. Admitted to the Queens Orphanage, New Town, nr Hobart (a requirement by the Govt) 18 July 1844. He was released to his mother after she attained her Ticket of Leave and in a position to care for him, on 1 Jan 1849. (ref. Orphan School records & noted on her conduct record)
Convict Indent record states that 2 children accompanied mother on voyage, but only Edward is showing up on the Orphanage records, so further research needed for second child.
1st station gang - ‘Anson’ hulk, Hobart.
work services
39 March 1846: possessing a bottle of spirits. 3 mths hard labour, Female Factory.
27 June 1848: Ticket of Leave granted.
21 Jan 1851: Free Certificate issued.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 21st September, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Castles, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1809, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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