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Bridget Griffiths

Bridget Griffiths, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget Griffiths
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 548
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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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:

gender: f

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