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Margaret Dawson, one of 164 convicts transported on the Cadet, 04 September 1847
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||2nd October, 1857
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Scotland, Court of Justicary Glasgow
4th September, 1847
2nd January, 1848
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 166 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 207 (105)
||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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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)