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Margaret Fitzgerald

Margaret Fitzgerald, one of 134 convicts transported on the Hector, 11 June 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Fitzgerald
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 1901
Age: 83 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Surrey Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hector
Departure date: 11th June, 1835
Arrival date: 20th October, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 133 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 83 (44)
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

Anonymous on 7th August, 2012 wrote:

Married John Berwick 1/4/1839 Launceston, Tasmania

Anonymous on 8th August, 2012 wrote:

Margaret was transported for stealing from George Copplestone. 

Goal Report: Bad - convicted many times before.

Margaret was stout made, Hazel eyes, black hair, 5’1 1/2" tall, single, T.F.R.H. on right arm, S.H. on left arm, she could wash and iron.

1835 Muster: She was in the House of Corrections.

1839 Married John Berwick (Per Mangles 1824) he was free.  They had 9 children.

Margaret died in 1901 and John in 1883.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 8th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 1901-00-00

Anonymous on 7th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1818-00-00, gender f

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