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Bridget Dwyer

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget Dwyer
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 24th June, 1831
Arrival date: 27th September, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Convict Printed Indenture Records 1831.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 13th August, 2019 wrote:

Described in the NSW Convict Indenture as Bridget Dwyer (1) aged 26 years old; Education could not read or write; Religion Roman Catholics; Status Married with 1 daughter on board.  A native of Kilkenny.  Occupation described as All work.  She was tried a Wexford on July 1830 and sentenced to 7 years for shop lifting.  Had one prior conviction for which she served three months.  Height 4 feet 8 3/4 inches; Complexion Ruddy and much freckled; Hair Brown and Eyes Hazel.  Prisoner number 442-31.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th November, 2020 wrote:

1834 - New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry,

Name: Bridget Dwyer. Age; 27. Hooghley. 7 years. Bond,
Spouse: Patk Lee. Age; 33. Isabella. 7 years. Free.
Request Status: Refused. Date of Refusal: 5 Apr 1834. Bridget Dwyer being already married
1837 – 3 Aug. Certificate of Freedom. 37/630.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 13th August, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NSW Convict Printed Indenture Records 1831. (prev. ), firstname: Bridget, surname: Dwyer, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 29th November, 2020 made the following changes:


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