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Catherine Kent

Catherine Kent, one of 191 convicts transported on the Garland Grove, 07 September 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Kent
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: House 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Garland Grove
Departure date: 7th September, 1842
Arrival date: 20th January, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 190 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 198. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Old Bailey court record
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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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th April, 2014 wrote:

Catherine Kent was convicted at CCC, London on 12/06/1842 for Larceny - steal money. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Garland Grove’, arriving 20/01/1843.

Single; 27yrs of age; kitchen maid; Roman Catholic; brown hair; Hazel eyes; freckled face; 5’0 3/4”.

Assignments in Colony.  Several notes of misconduct and punishments. Time at Female Factories Launceston & Hobart.

Free Certificate 13/12/1850

Nell Murphy on 17th May, 2019 wrote:

Family: 3 Brothers - Richard, William & Timothy. Richard a soldier in the West Indies.  (ref. Convict Indent record)

Native place of birth: Christchurch, England.

A “Katherine KENT” died on 3 Dec 1855 at Hobart - cause accidental burning, aged 36 yrs, but no direct link to this Catherine. Inquest into her death found it accidental. There was only one convict of this name.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th April, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 198. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 198), dat

Nell Murphy on 17th May, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 198. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Old Bailey court record (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/1

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