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Catherine Curran, one of 100 convicts transported on the Providence, 08 December 1825
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life span was 61 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 325 (164); Old Bailey Reports 30th June 1825
||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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Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 wrote:
Catherine Curran, aged 29, was transported in for 7 years on “Providence” to Van Diemen’s Land, for stealing money from a man on 19th June 1825 - pickpocketing. She was living in London and was tried at the Old Bailey on 30th June, and by December 1825 had arrived in Hobart.
It appeared she had first taken 4s from a man in the street, named John Fallshaw, to go with him to a hired room (prostitution). They first had a drink at the Bull and Gate and then went upstairs to a room he had paid for.
The man she stole from gave this evidence:
“On the 19th of June, about a quarter past twelve o’clock at night, I saw the prisoner near Turnstile, in Holborn , and went with her to the Bull and Gate - we went to a room up stairs, and while we were on the sofa together I found her hand in my pocket; she took out my money, and put the sovereign into her mouth - I got from her, and she ran down stairs; I followed to the door, took hold of her, and gave her in charge. On the road to the watch-house she gave the sovereign to the watchman.”
The watchman, James Warren said she whispered to him ““I have got the sovereign, will you take it?”
Warren then stated:
“I said Yes: I took it, and gave it to the constable of the night - she had some silver in her hand; I should think not more than 2 s. or 3 s., which she said he had given to her.”
Convict Changes History
Robin Sharkey on 10th April, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 325 (164); Old Bailey Reports 30th June 1825 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 325