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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: 1794
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Alexander
Departure date: 4th November, 1815
Arrival date: 4th April, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 84 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database.
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Maureen Withey on 18th June, 2020 wrote:

...  Margaret Kelly, Catherine Flinn, Agnes Foley, indicted for assault, and forcibly and feloniously stealing quantity bills and notes, watch, a hat, great coat, and a pair of of shoes, the goods and property of Matthew Kennedy. Matthew Kennedy sworn—Deposed that had come from his home in the County Tipperary, for the purpose of selling quantity of timber: he had sold it, and that week he went to a watch makers in Thomas street, where his watch was repairing, that after getting it, visited two boys, friends of his, who took him to their lodging in Mercer street, it was then between six and seven o’clock enquired at the corner of Francis street, from a girl; saw the girl in the dock, Agnes Foley, who told him she would bring him a short cut ; she conducted him down a narrow entry, he advanced but a few paces down when he went to return back, upon which three women and two men rushed on him and proceeded to rob him; they took from him his pocket-book, which contained a bill for 501. another for 18l, 19s, 6d. some bank notes, they also took from him about 71, in silver, his watch, great coat, and hat; one of his shoes having come off in the struggle, they took the other from him and then run away; the men got off, but the three women made into a waste house, before which he stood guard during the entire of the night, with two stones in his hands, that shortly after they went in, his coat was thrust out of one of the broken windows ; that endeavouring to get the coat, one of the girls escaped out of another window, it was Agnes Foley. On being asked, could he swear positively to Agnes Foley, he said be could, he not only saw her in Francis-street, but he also saw her by the light of some straw they had set fire to before she escaped ; he laid there all the night in the morning brought the two girls that remained in the house, the watch-house ; here the prosecutor fully identified them both, but the man could not identify but the man could not identify. being asked did he ever get his money, he said, had told a Mr.  Cullen, the Clerk the butter Factor, who went to the Bank, and stopped the notes ;  understood that the man at the bar was taken up offering the 501, for payment, on Saturday, at the Bank, ...
Saunders News-Letter, 4 Nov 1814.

Agnes Foley was also transported on Alexander. Catherine Flinn was transported on ship Canada, 1817.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON13-1-1$init=CON13-1-1p54  (all per Alexander) Nos 1 – 28.
60 female convicts embarked on the Brig Kangaroo for the Derwent, 10 April 1816.
Margaret Kelly, per Alexander, Tried at Dublin City, Nov 1814, Life, servant.

Irish Convict Database.
Margaret Kelly, age 22, Per Alexander II , 1816, Tried at Dublin City, Life, DOB 1794, Servant.

Maureen Withey on 18th June, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.
KELLY, Margaret. Two convicts of this name embarked on “Kangaroo”
1816 Apr 10 -On list of convicts embarked on the “Kangaroo” for the Derwent (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.461)

Tasmanian Convict Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p234
23. Margaret Kelly. Alexander 1816, Kangaroo 1816. Tried at Dublin – 14 years.
May 17 1824. D & Disy. Saty. night last – Sent back to her Master.
April 10 1830 , T.L. Ux Dawson/ absconding from her husband on the 11th day of March last & being illegally at large until apprehended by Constable Holland at Mr Meredith Jun’s Hut at Swan Port on the 27th March last. Ordered to be forwarded to the Female House of Correction.
May 15 1830. Drunk & absent from her service – Cell on B & W, 7 days & returned to her service.

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-1p46j2k  Marriage in District of Hobart Town 1816.
John Dawson, age 30, Free, and Margaret Kelley, age 22, convict per Alexander, were married 1 July 1816 by Banns. Both John and Margaret signed their X.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database. (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Kelly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1794, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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