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Bridget Griffiths, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
30th December, 1830
9th May, 1831
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 181 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 548
||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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Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:
Bridget Griffith was taken in Labour the 17th of December.
I was called to her at 7 P.M. but the uteri was scarcely dilated, the pains were feeble and ineffectual and continued so the whole night. She took 30 drops of Tinct opii towards bed-time. At 8 A.M. the os uteri was fully dilated and the pains succeeded each other fast; the membranes soon burst, and the head advanced speedily – At ¼ past noon, she was safely delivered of a fine female infant. At 4 P.M. I gave to the mother 6 drams of Ol. Ricini. Decr 19 - She has had no motion, and the after pains weresevere during the night – She took ?fs of Pulv: Jalapaand Potassæ supertartict in Infusion of Senna. Decr 20th- The bowels were relieved, the patient slept well during the night and is free from pain this morning. Decr 30th - The mother and child continue quite well.
Maureen Withey on 19th April, 2020 wrote:
Launceston Advertiser, 7 Sept 1837.
August 27, 1837.— The period for which the under mentioned persons were transported, expiring at the date placed after their respective names, certificates of their freedom maybe obtained then, or any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior.
America.— Bridget Griffiths, 13th September;
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes: