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Margaret Kelleher

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Kelleher
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1827
Occupation: Nursery maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Theft of woolen and linen drapery
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Greenlaw
Departure date: 7th March, 1844
Arrival date: 2nd July, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 38 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Convict records - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au Findmypast.co.uk (Dublin prison registers) Hobart newspaper article
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Community Contributions

Rosanne Vagnoni on 11th January, 2013 wrote:

Arrived on the Convict ship Greenlaw arriving in Hobart 1844.

Rosanne Vagnoni on 11th January, 2013 wrote:

Father William Kelleher
Mother Mary Buckley
Sister Ellen at Cork
Native Place Cork, Ireland
Single. Could read and write.

Tried Cork City, on 21st Nov 1843 Age 17 years
Offence-Stole fourteen yards of Merino from the shop of Miss Casey, Great George’s St (now Washington St) Cork. As she had been previously convicted on three diffent occasions, his worship said he should sentence her to seven years transportation.

She escaped from the Brickfields Hiring Depot in Hobart when she was 18 yrs old, but was caught a few days later.

Married William Kirwan/Kerwin a convict from the Cadet. Moved to Victoria.
Lived for many years in Berwick area, Melbourne and raised a large family.

Died in Northcote, Melbourne

Rosanne Vagnoni on 20th January, 2013 wrote:

Making a correction-Margaret Kelleher was aged 16 (not 17) at her trial in Dublin on the 25/11/1843
She was held at the Grangegorman Female Prison prior to transportation to Australia

Convict Changes History

Rosanne Vagnoni on 11th January, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1827, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Rosanne Vagnoni on 11th January, 2013 made the following changes:

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Nell Murphy on 3rd October, 2017 made the following changes:

voyage, source: Tasmanian Convict records - https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au Findmypast.co.uk (Dublin prison registers) Hobart newspaper article (prev. Tasmanian Convict records Findmypast.co.uk (Dublin prison registers) Hobart newspaper article)

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