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Margaret King

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret King
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1808
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Roscommon
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Andromeda
Departure date: 1834
Arrival date: 17th September, 1834
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 172 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Annotated Printed Indentures 1834
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Tony Beale on 23rd August, 2020 wrote:

From Roscommon Married, Catholic, could read, Laundry maid needle woman. 5’ 0 3/4” ruddy pock pitted complexion, dark brown hair grey eyes.

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Andromeda 1834 23 Apr - 1834 07 Oct
Margaret was admitted to the hospital on 3/6/1834 suffering with hysteria and epilepsia. She was discharged on 6/6/1834. Came is at 8.00pm complaining of sever spasms in abdomen and legs and vomiting. Abdomen hard and prominent and acute pain. Wanted her mess mates to press forcibly on her belly. 2 days ago she had an epileptic fit on deck and is constipated. Her legs are cold pulse 60 and feeble. Treatment included a warm enema and some draughts to help her bowels. Warm water in bladders were applied to her belly and legs and she went to sleep. on 4/6/1834 the nurse reported that she had another epileptic fit and her bowels had not opened. On 5/6/1834 her bowels had worked and she felt so much better and was discharged. On crossing the equator she suffered from frequent epileptic fits caused by the heat of the climate. She would suffer 10 to 15 bouts throughout the course of the day. On passing the equator and moving south the malady left her entirely.

New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834 New South Wales Convicts arrived 1833-1834 Assigned to Roger Murphy Sydney

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867
(NRS 12210) Butts of Certificates of Freedom
1842 October 25 cert no 42/1857

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Margaret King
Darlinghurst 1831-1849 8/2/1844 for Trial. Trial for Police for bail.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 23rd August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Annotated Printed Indentures 1834 (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: King, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1808, date of death:

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