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Catherine Jefferies

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Jefferies
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Prostitute
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: Stealing money
Convicted at: Middlesex
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: Tasmanian conduct Record. Old Bailey Proceedings Online
Source description:

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Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 April 2020), December 1830, trial of CATHERINE JEFFERIES (t18301209-69).

CATHERINE JEFFERIES, Theft > simple larceny, 9th December 1830.
70. CATHERINE JEFFERIES was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of November , 1 bag, value 1d.: 2 half-crowns, and 1 shilling , the property of James Webb .
JAMES WEBB. I live with Mr. Smith, in Curzon-street. I had this bag and money on the 23rd of November, and was going through the Almonry to go home - the prisoner stood at the door of a house; she took my cap off, and went up stairs with it - she would not give it to me; she then asked me to give her a halfpenny, and I gave her 1d., then another girl at the door asked me for a halfpenny, and I gave her one - on pulling that out my bag of money fell down; the prisoner took it up and ran in doors - I went in and asked her to give it me; she would not - I went and got the Policeman; I had never seen her before - after she got the money she went and brought my cap down and gave it to me.
DAVID PHILLIPS . The prosecutor came and told me of this case - I went to the house, and found the prisoner in the parlour playing at cards with another girl and a man; I charged her with robbing the boy - she said she knew nothing about it; I searched her and the place, but found nothing - the prosecutor went with me.
Prisoner’s Defence. I never saw the boy nor the money.
GUILTY . Aged 19. - Transported for Seven Years .

Tasmanian conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p197
77. Catherine Jefferies, Per America, Tried at Middlesex 9 Dec 1830, 7 years. Transported for stealing 6/-  Gaol Report- not known at Newgate before. Single. Stated this offence, stealing 6/-s. Once for disorderly conduct, committed for want of bail. Single – 4 years on the Town.
Nothing else on her record.

Tasmanian Appropriation Record.
77. Cathe. Jefferies, 24, Nurse & Ho Maid. Assigned to R. Marr, Launceston.

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

Marriage Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-2p59j2k
In the Church of the parish of St John, Launceston, Catherine Jefferies (convict) of St John,  Launceston and James Thompson, free, of Lord Meadow, were married on 28th September 1832. Both signed with X.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian conduct Record. Old Bailey Proceedings Online (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Jefferies, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupati

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