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Margaret Fitzgerald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Fitzgerald
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1832
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Kerry
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 - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2016 wrote:

Margaret FITZGERALD was convicted at Kerry on 20 March 1849 for stealing six sheep. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Australasia’ arriving 29 Sept 1849. Her sister Johanna Fitzgerald was also convicted and transported on same ship.

Aged 17yrs; single woman; 4’8 1/4”; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Sisters: Catherine, Mary & Johanna
Brother: Edward

Probation period in Colony at ‘Anson’ hulk.
Work services.

23 Nov 1852: Ticket of Leave granted.

29 Aug 1854: Conditional Pardon granted.

8 Apr 1853: Application for Permission to Marry - to William WOOD. Approved.

4 May 1853: Married William WOOD, Parish Church, Hobart. William - full age, farmer, bachelor.
Margaret - full age, spinster.
(ref. 37/1/12 no. 557)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th October, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Fitzgerald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1832, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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