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Ellen Cavanagh

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Cavanagh
Aliases: Kavanagh
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Country servant
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, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 19th July, 1847
Arrival date: 25th October, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 15 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2019 wrote:

Ellen CAVANAGH was convicted at Galway, Ireland on 7 April 1847 for Larceny - stealing clothes. 4th conviction.  7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship “Waverley” arriving 25 Oct 1847.

Aged 30 yrs; single woman; a country servant; 5’3” height; Roman Catholic; not literate; sallow complexion; brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Co. Galway, Ireland.
Mother: Betty
Sisters: Jane & Eliza
Brothers: Thomas & James

Colony of VDL:
6 mths Probation Period.
Stationed on ‘Anson’ hulk, River Derwent, Hobart.
Placed into service work.
Clear conduct record
1854: at the Asylum, New Norfolk
11 Sept 1854: Certificate of Freedom issued.

Further charge, in VDL:
16 June 1855

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Ellen, surname: Cavanagh, alias1: Kavanagh, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1817, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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