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Catherine Donnelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Donnelly
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1824
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Cavan
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Arabian
Departure date: 22nd November, 1846
Arrival date: 25th February, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 31 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives -convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd December, 2013 wrote:

Catherine Donnelly was convicted at Cavan 27/06/1846 for Larceny - steal money. 10yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)on the ‘Arabian’, arriving 25/02/1847.
Husband John Donnelly was transported to VDL on the ‘Tory’ just 11 days before.

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd December, 2013 wrote:

Roman Catholic; housemaid; 23yrs of age; married - husband John Donnelly (transported per ‘Tory’ to VDL also); fresh complexion; black hair; Hazel eyes.
Native Place: Co Davan
Mother: Catherine
Father: John
Brothers: James, William
Sisters: Ellen, Ann & Mary

Clear conduct record

29/07/1851: Ticket of Leave
21/05/1853: Conditional Pardon
11/071856: Certificate of Freedom, Oatlands.

(No record of Catherine applying to remarry or of her husband as yet.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 22nd December, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 10 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1824, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

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