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Kitty King

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Kitty King
Aliases: Catherine King, Catherine Ball
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Housemaid
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
Convicted at: Ireland, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Australasia
Departure date: 26th June, 1849
Arrival date: 29th September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 wrote:

Kitty KING, and her sister Nappy KING, were convicted at Galway, Ireland on 10 April 1849 for stealing and killing a sheep. No previous convictions. 7yr transportation sentence, sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Australasia’ arriving 29 Sept 1849.

Aged 30 yrs; housemaid; single woman; Roman Catholic; 4’11 3/4”; fresh complexion; dark hair; Hazel eyes.
Native Place: Galway, Ireland.
Sisters: Eliza and Nappy. Nappy and her son were also transported on the same ship to VDL).

Stationed at the ‘Anson’ Hulk.
Work services.
1851: at Launceston.

23 Nov 1851: Application for permission to marry - to Robert BALL (transported per ‘Mayda’).

23 Feb 1852: Married Robert BALL at St. Johns Church, Launceston. Robert, aged 38yrs; Ticket of Leave. Kitty, aged 30yrs, Passholder. (ref. 37/1/11 no. 1046)

1852: Ticket of Leave granted.

8 Aug 1853 Charlotte BALL born at Launceston. Father - Robert Ball, labourer. Mother - Catherine Ball. (ref. 32/1/3 no. 4249)

17 Jan 1873: Launceston, convicted for Larceny. 3mths hard labour.  (Under the name Catherine Ball).

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Kitty, surname: King, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1819, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 22nd February, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Catherine King, alias2: Catherine Ball, crime

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