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Margaret Kelly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Kelly
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Childs maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midlothian
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 24th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 25 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 5th July, 2016 wrote:

Margaret KELLY was convicted at Galway on 9 March 1852 for sheep stealing. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Midlothian’ arriving 24 Feb 1853.

Aged 22yrs; child’s maid; 4’7 1/2”; Roman Catholic.
Native place - Co. Galway

Assignments of work service in southern VDL.

Application for permission to marry: to Thomas Mitchen approved. 21 Feb 1854.

Application for permission to marry: to James Forsyth(e). Approved. Married 18 Sept 1854.

Ticket of Leave approved 3 Oct 1854

Conditional Pardon approved 13 Nov 1855

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 5th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Kelly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 5th July, 2016 made the following changes:

term: 7 years, date of birth: 1831 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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