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Catherine Dawson

Catherine Dawson, one of 180 convicts transported on the Garland Grove, 14 June 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Dawson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Newcastle upon Tyne Borough Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Garland Grove
Departure date: 14th June, 1841
Arrival date: 10th October, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 340
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

Anonymous on 17th July, 2012 wrote:

Catherine was 45 years old on arrival at VDL (according to Tasmanian records) born in Dumfries, she was transported for stealing a shawl, although she had been imprisoned before.  She was also married.

Slightly pockmarked, light brown eyes, black hair, 5’2" tall.

She had permission to marry William Goodger (Per Lord Lyndoch) on 9/11/1843.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 17th July, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

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