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Margaret Connors

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Connors
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 24th July, 1853
Age: 25 years

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 15 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Blackfriar
Departure date: 24th January, 1851
Arrival date: 29th May, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 24th November, 2016 wrote:

Margaret CONNORS was convicted at Wexford, Ireland on 9 July 1850 for arson - house burning. Not convicted before. 15 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Blackfriar’ arriving 1851. Ship’s report: Very quiet.

Aged 23 years; housemaid; married, widowed (husband William deceased 2 yrs); 5’1 1/2”; can read; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Co. Limerick.
Brothers: Dennis & William (at native place)
Sister: Johanna (at native place)

Assigned to various work services in the Hobart district.

21 Feb 1853: Application for permission to marry - to Patrick POWER (transported per ‘Hyderabad’. Approved.

11 April 1853: Married Patrick POWER. (ref. 37/1/12 no. 698.) Church of St. Joseph, Hobart.

24 July 1853: Aged 25yrs Died, childbirth. Hobart. (ref. 35/1/4 no. 227) (No record found of baby surviving.)

Nell Murphy on 24th November, 2016 wrote:

Link to record of her husband, in VDL - http://www.convictrecords.com.au/convicts/power/patrick/134169.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 24th November, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Connors, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1828, date of death: 24th July, 1853, gender: f, occupation, crime

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