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Catherine Cunningham

Catherine Cunningham, one of 100 convicts transported on the Frances Charlotte, 30 August 1832

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Cunningham
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: 18th November, 1875
Age: 58 years

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: Pocket picking
Convicted at: Chester Pleas of Crownmote
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Frances Charlotte
Departure date: 30th August, 1832
Arrival date: 10th January, 1833
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 407 (204)
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

Joanne Slamen on 27th May, 2015 wrote:

Permission to Marry Lewis Lyons August 1837

D Wong on 3rd June, 2020 wrote:

Catherine Cunningham was listed as 15 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Dublin.

Catherine was illiterate, single, RC, 4’9½” tall, reddish hair, light grey eyes.

1833 Muster: Assigned to Mrs. Wilkinson.

1835 Muster: House of Correction.

1837: TOL Hobart.

4/9/1837: Married Lewis Lyons (1806–1871) (Lord Lyndoch 1831) at Hobart, Tasmania.
1837-1860: Samuel
1839-      : Joseph
1841-1922: Leah Mary
1844-1923: Moses
1846-1927: Rachel Alethia
1849-1916: Saul
1851-1936: Hannah
1856-      : Elizabeth
1858-1931: Rebecca

18/11/1875: Catherine died of Apoplexy, and was buried at Sandy Bay, Tasmania.

Rosemarie on 10th June, 2020 wrote:

Her mother’s name was Lanagan.

Convict Changes History

Joanne Slamen on 27th May, 2015 made the following changes:

occupation, crime

D Wong on 3rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1817 (prev. 0000), date of death: 18th November, 1875 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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