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Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson, one of 164 convicts transported on the Cadet, 04 September 1847

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Dawson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 2nd October, 1857
Age: 60 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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Scotland, Court of Justicary Glasgow
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Cadet
Departure date: 4th September, 1847
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 166 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 207 (105)
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 15th August, 2012 wrote:

Margaret Dawson was convicted at Glasgow 22 April 1847 for stealing door mats. (She had 5 or 6 previous convictions of theft.) She was given 7 yrs. Transported on the ‘Cadet’, voyage 2, departing 9 Sep 1847, arriving Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) 2 Jan 1848 Hobart. Convict no. 581. She was aged 50 yrs, 5’0", fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, could read and write, single, protestant. Mother: Catherine. Sisters Catherine and Janet. Brother George.
Assignments: 24 Sep 1849 Ross Female Factory, Nursery. 3 mths hard labour. 21 Jan 1850 Cascades Female Factory, Hobart 3 mths hard labour. 18 Oct 1850 Cascades Female Factory 4 mths hard labour.
13 June 1851 Launceston.
2 Sep 1851 married Robert Stempson (free person)
22 Apr 1854 Free by servitude.
2 Oct 1857 Died at Brighton, Tasmania. Aged 60yrs.
Ref: Tasmanian Archives/Female Convicts

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 13th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1770-00-00, date of death 1816-02-16, gender f

Anonymous on 15th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1797-00-00 (prev. 1770-00-00), date of death 1857-10-02 (prev. 1816-02-16)

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