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Margaret Duffy

Margaret Duffy, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Duffy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1767
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Coining
Convicted at: Berwick upon Tweed Borough Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: June, 1817
Arrival date: 14th January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 349 (176)
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

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 wrote:

Born: Antrim, Northern Ireland. Died: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Maiden Name Courtney was convicted with her partner (Bernard Duffy) for forgery, coining and presenting fake sixpences. Arrived seven months after Husband with Daughter Ann 18yrs, Son Bernard Jr. 10yrs and Daughter Catherine 6yrs. Ticket of Exemption No.32/138 2 January 1832 Allowed to remain in the District of: Sydney On recommendation of District Bench Dated: 10 September 1833.

Dennis Nightingale on 4th May, 2015 wrote:

The Newcastle Courant of 17 August 1816 reported:

The mayor of Berwick, last week, received a respite, during the pleasure of the Prince Regent, for the five criminals now under sentence of death in the gaol of that town, for coining. Forgery of the King’s currency was treason. Men were punished by hanging, drawing and quartering, and women by burning at the stake.  The last burning for coining took place in 1789. Maria COURTNEY was transported on the female convict ship Friendship. Margaret DUFFEY and Mary MOEN (also known as MOON), together with their children, accompanied Maria on the voyage.  The Friendship left London, England on 3rd July 1817, arriving in Sydney 195 days later on 14th January 1818.

Convict Changes History

Dennis Nightingale on 5th April, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1767 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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