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Margaret Desley

Margaret Desley, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Desley
Aliases: Duggan (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1810
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1844
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 139 (71)
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Princess Charlotte - 1827
Name; Margaret Desley or Duggan. 17 years [1810]
Reads, Protestant. Single,
Native County; Edinboro
Trade; House maid
Offence; House breaking
Trial; Edinboro’ - 11 Dec 1826 - Life. 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/2
Complexion; Fair Freckled
Hair; Auburn
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned; Wm Faithful, Richmond
Date of Certificate; 41/1188
Additional Remarks; Died 2 Nov 1844 in Parramatta Hospital 47/3889

Convict Changes History

Kathryn Coughran on 7th June, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Duggan (alias) (prev. Duggan (Alias)), gender: f, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1844 (prev. 0000), occupation

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