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Judith Farrell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Judith Farrell
Aliases: Julia Farrell, Julia Mulholland
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th February, 1861
Age: 42 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Waterford Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Australasia
Departure date: 26th June, 1849
Arrival date: 29th September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives Tasmanian Pioneer Index Cornwall Chronicle 20/03/1861
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2013 wrote:

N.B. Name of ship should be “Australasia”.

Native Place: Waterford, Ireland

Convicted at Waterford 02/12/1848 of stealing 3 geese. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemens Land, arriving 1849.

Country servant; Roman Catholic; single; dk brown hair; Hazel eyes; not literate.

Known as Julia.

Married Peter Mulholland (convict per Hyderabad 1850) on 16/05/1853 Fingal district.

Peter b. 1853 Fingal
Mary b. 1855 Fingal. Died 1858 of accidental burns.
Ann b. 1856 Fingal
Richard b. 1859 Fingal

Judith/Julia was brutally murdered by escaped convicts Healy, Chapman & Maloney, son Peter was also injured in the attack at the family home. The convicts were subsequently charged, convicted and executed.

Richard, Peter & Ann were all admitted to the Queens Orphanage, Hobart. Later discharged.
Peter died 16/06/1872 aged 18yrs.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1819, date of death 17th February, 1861, gender, occupation, crime

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