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Margaret Collins

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Collins
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Housemaid
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, Waterford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Diamond
Departure date: 29th November, 1837
Arrival date: 29th March, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 16th June, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that Margaret Collins was 19 years old.  She could not read or write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of Waterford.  Margaret was convicted of stealing ribbon at Waterford on 20 May 1837 and sentenced to 7 years transportation.  She had two prior convictions and served 3 months and 3 months.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 6 1/4 inches; complexion ruddy and a little pock pitted; hair dark brown and eyes dark grey.  Transport number 70.  Prisoner number 70-38.
Comment on indenture entry states that ‘Brother Daniel Collins, a prisoner, out about 6 years.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 16th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Collins, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1818, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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