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Catherine Connor, one of 120 convicts transported on the Canada, March 1810
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
8th September, 1810
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 121 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 9 (6)
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2021 wrote:
Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 13 March 2021), September 1809, trial of CATHERINE CONNER NICHLESS DILL MARY SULLIVAN (t18090920-129).
CATHERINE CONNER, NICHLESS DILL, MARY SULLIVAN, Theft > grand larceny, Theft > receiving, 20th September 1809.
756. CATHERINE CONNER and NICHLESS DILL were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 18th of August , 5 sheets, value 18 s., 6 aprons, value 8 s., 4 shifts, value 7 s., a child’s coat, value 3 s., 4 frocks, value 10 s., a bed-gown, value 1 s. 6 d., 2 pillow-cases, value 2 s., a gown, value 6 s., 2 petticoats, value 6 s., 2 pinafores, value 1 s., and a table-cloth, value 3 s. , the property of James Parr , and
MARY SULLIVAN for feloniously receiving 3 sheets, value 10 s. 6 d. an apron, value 1 s. 2 shifts, value 3 s. 6 d. a child’s coat, value 1 s. 6 d., 4 frocks, value 10 s., a bed-gown, value 1 s. 6 d., 2 pillow cases, value 2 s., a gown, value 6 s. a petticoat, value 3 s., 2 pinafores, value 1 s., and a table-cloth. value 3 s., being part and parcel of the before mentioned goods, she knowing them to have been stolen .
ABIGAIL PEARL . I am the wife of Wm. Pearl , my husband is a publican, we live at the Robin-hood, Church lane, St. Giles’s, Catherine Conner was my servant , I sent a basket of linen by Catherine Conner to be mangled on the 12th of August, she staid in my service and remained at work till Friday the 18th.
MRS. FLETCHER. I received a basket of linen containing three dozen pieces, Catherine Conner brought it for her mistress, on Saturday, August 12th; on the evening of the same day she came and desired a shawl for her mistress, she had it, she came to me on the Monday morning and said, by her mistress’s desire, I was not to send the linen home until they were sent for; on the Thursday following she came to my house again and desired a dark gown and a table-cloth, I let her have them, and put them up in an apron of Mrs. Pearl’s, she desired me to bring the basket in on Friday morning by her mistress’s desire. On Friday morning, Conner was with me before nine o’clock for the basket of linen, and paid me for mangling of it. In about an hour after, Mrs. Pearl sent a person to me to say that I must bring home the basket of linen.
Prosecutrix. I never sent Conner for the things.
WILLIAM GIBSON . I am shopman to Mr. Page, Liquorpond Street, I had part of the property from Conner one apron only, I am positive of Conner and confident of Sullivan, I had from Sullivan a shift, a gown, 4 frocks, a bed-gown, two pillow-cases, a petticoat, 2 pinafores, and 2 table-cloths, I am not positive, they are all down, there are 19 articles in the whole. Nichless Dill came and claimed some of the property as hers.
The property produced and identified.
Conner’s Defence. I know nothing about the things.
Dill said nothing in her defence.
Sullivan’s Defence. I was coming from my day’s washing, Conner asked me if I would do an errand for her, she asked me to pawn a sheet, when I went in the pawnbroker said, I stopped such a sheet, I said the sheet does not belong to me, they stopped me and the property too.
CONNER - GUILTY , aged 20.
Transported for seven years .
DILL - NOT GUILTY .
SULLIVAN - GUILTY , aged 31.
Transported for fourteen years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Heath.
Mary Sullivan was also transported on the same ship.
Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2021 wrote:
Colonial Secretary Index.
CONNOR, Catherine. Per “Canada”, 1810.
1814 Jan 8 - On list of prisoners to be dispatched to Newcastle per “Estramina” (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.6)
1817 Nov 20 - On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Elizabeth Henrietta” (Reel 6005; 4/3497 p.145)
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 13th March, 2021 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime