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Catherine Emilton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Emma Eugenia, 22 January 1846
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 24
||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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D Wong on 4th July, 2017 wrote:
Catherine Emilton was 21 years old when transported for ‘housebreaking and stealing wearing apparel’.
Native place: Greenock.
Catherine was 5’0 1/2” tall, black hair, hazel eyes, ruddy coplexion, literate, unmarried.
Occuppations: Nursery Maid/Needle woman.
17/12/1850: Permission to marry John Weir/Weare (free).
6/1/1851: Married at St Andrews, Hobart. John Weir a Waterman.
25/8/1852: William John, Hobart
18/2/1853: Free Certificate. (Record says 1833).
After 1853 John and Catherine moved to Victoria - Many John Weir’s around the goldfields at this time so cannot pinpoint him. No further children listed on Vic BDM.
1900: Vic BDM - Catherine Weir died - under ‘Mother’s maiden name’ - unknown (Emilton).
joanne fischer on 14th August, 2019 wrote:
Married John Weir also an ex convict.
Children of Catherine Emilton
Martha Emiltire born 1849 at Cascade womens factory (illegitimate). Record on Libraries Tasmania.
Louisa Agnes Weir born 1858 in Victoria. file on Victoria births deaths and marriages.
Joseph Emilton Weir born 1860 at Maldon Victoria. File at Victoria births deaths and marriages.
Charles Weir born 1868 at Maldon Victoria. File found on Victoria births deaths and marriages.
Martha born 1851 in Hobart Tasmania.
Isabella Catherine Weir born 1863 in Maldon Victoria. File found at Victorian births deaths and marraiges.
Convict Changes History
Dave Weir on 3rd July, 2017 made the following changes:
D Wong on 4th July, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1824 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1900 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
joanne fischer on 14th August, 2019 made the following changes: