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Honora Donoghoe

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Honora Donoghoe
Aliases: Ashton, Donough
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland. Kerry
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoebe
Departure date: 25th September, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd January, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 14 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2018 wrote:

Honora DONOGHOE was convicted Kerry, Ireland on 21 June 1844 for Larceny. One previous conviction. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Phoebe’ arriving Hobart 2 Jan 1845.

Single woman; country servant; Roman Catholic; 26 yrs of age; 5’2 1/4”; fair complexion’ brown hair; blue eyes. (ref. Convict Conduct record)
Native place of birth: Kerry, Ireland. (ref. Convict record)

6 mths Probation Period.  Work services.
6 April 1846: Out after hours and representing herself to be free. 3 mths hard labour at the Female Factory Hobart.

15 April 1847: Application for permission to marry - Honora DONOGHOE (per ‘Phoebe’) to William ASHTON (free or free by servitude). Approved. (ref. 52/1/2 pg 10)

10 May 1847: Marriage - Honora DONOUGH (note change in spelling of name), aged 29 yrs; spinster to William ASHTON, aged 28 yrs; widower. At Morven (Evandale) Manse in the district of Launceston by the rites of the Church of Scotland. (ref. 37/1/6 no. 1239).

30 Jan 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
13 Jan 1851: as Ashton - Disturbing the peace. Fined.
27 June 1857: Free Certificate issued.

Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2018 wrote:

Departure from Van Diemen’s Land:
2 July 1851: Honora DONOHOE, Launceston, VDL to Melbourne, Victoria per the ‘City of Melbourne’. Steerage passenger. Ship to Colony - ‘Phoebe’. Free by servitude. (ref. POL220/1/1 pg 393)

Husband William ASHTON is recorded as also leaving VDL per the ‘City of Melbourne’ from Launceston to Melbourne on the 22 July 1851. Steerage passenger; free by servitude; ship to Colony - ‘Marquis of Hastings’

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 8th January, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Honora, surname: Donoghoe, alias1: Ashton, alias2: Donough, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1821, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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