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Margaret Dalziel

Margaret Dalziel, one of 232 convicts transported on the Aurora, 22 April 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Dalziel
Aliases: Margaret Barton, Margaret Carter, Dalzeil / Dalzel, Margaret Newcombe
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 19th November, 1921
Age: 90 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 10 years

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Scotland, Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Aurora
Departure date: 22nd April, 1851
Arrival date: 10th August, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 233 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 142
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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Iris Dunne on 26th March, 2017 wrote:

Tried 30 September 1850
Stated this offence: highway robbery, stealing a tin case and registered papers, prosecutor unknown
Prior convictions: 60 days for a watch, 60 days for housebreaking
Surgeons Report: Bad
Height 5 feet and half inch, Complexion: Ruddy, Head: small, Hair: Brown, Whiskers:Brown, bushy, Visage: Oval, Forehead: Low, Eyebrows: Brown, Eyes: Blue, Nose & Mouth & Chin all Medium, Marks: A on right arm, A 4 stars A on left arm below elbow.
Aged 20 on arrival
Protestant, Single, can read
Native place: Glasgow
10 year sentence on the Australian Convict Transportation Register - HO/17
“Margaret Dalziel, per Aurora, who became Free by Servitude 30th September, 1860” listed in Tasmania, Reports of Crime, page 176-177 1865 - Requesting information.
Margaret absconded many times and received hard labour many times and solitary confinement a few times.  Margaret married Robert Carter.  Received her Ticket-of-Leave 2 February 1858
More information on below website

Iris Dunne on 26th March, 2017 wrote:

Margaret Dalziel fact sheet from the Port Arthur Historic Sites

Has brothers Thomas and Robert and sisters Janet and Agnes - in Scotland

faith on 26th March, 2017 wrote:

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Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 26th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 26th March, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Margaret Barton, alias2: Margaret Carter, alias3: Dalzeil / Dalzel, alias4: Margaret Newcombe

faith on 26th March, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 7 years (prev. 10 years), date of death: 19th November, 1921 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 26th March, 2017 made the following changes:

term: 10 years (prev. 7 years), occupation

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