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life span was 61 years*
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Sentenced to 7 years
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D Wong on 25th September, 2014 wrote:
Catherine Devoy was 22 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for ‘stealing a gown’. Her occupation was a ‘Nursemaid/Needlewoman’.
Catherine was 4’11 1/2” tall, freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, scar on forehead, deformed in right foot, illiterate, RC and her native place was Kildare.
11/11/1850: Free Certificate.
1857: Married Richard Merry (Neptune 1837) in Ballarat, Victoria. 6 children listed.
No date of death found.
Maureen Withey on 13th January, 2020 wrote:
Greenlaw – Surgeon’s Journal. National Archives. ADM 101/30/3/1
Daily sick list of the Greenlaw female convict ship.
Folio 2: Catherine Devoy, aged 24; convict; disease or hurt, epilepsy. Put on sick list, 28 February 1844. Discharged, 6 March 1844.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 25th September, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org/pubsearch/convict/chain/ai18573 (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Devoy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1822, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occup