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Margaret Inglis

Margaret Inglis, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Inglis
Aliases: Wilson, Catherine (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 195 (99)
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 24th December, 2019 wrote:

Journal of Dr Joseph Arnold, Ship’s Surgeon aboard the Northampton
Dr. Joseph Arnold’s Log:
[366] Thurs Apr 6 Officer [?] said that Tristan de Cunha was seen this morning. The wind has been for some days to the Northward & Eastward. Catharine Inglis [?], a convict, in a fit of passion [?] this morning took a large quantity of Laudanum, but I made her throw it up again by strong ematic. She is a handsom scotch [?] girl, & has long been a dashing lady of the town, having travelled over the greatest part of England. She reads well & writes tolerably. The [?] Capt. as soon as he saw her took her into his cabin & clothed her very unwisely in a ladylike fashion & she has had always a servant to attend her. Being of a very romantic turn she seems to have taken much ______________ ____ thru appreciation of _________, I ____________ being a _______________ quarrel between them last night she made use of the expression of the Laudanum to destroy herself, but was discovered soon enough to prevent it’s deadly effects. Lat 37.53 Long 14.42 W.

There are two convicts named Inglis on board, but it is likely that this entry refers to Margaret, also known as Catherine Wilson.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 24th December, 2019 made the following changes:

alias1: Wilson, Catherine (alias) (prev. Wilson, Catherine (Alias)), gender: f

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