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Catharine Lester, one of 204 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, 02 May 1842
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||House servant and needlewoman
|Date of Death:
||22nd October, 1856
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster, Liverpool Borough Quarter Sessions
2nd May, 1842
24th September, 1842
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 204 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 97 (50). Tasmanian Archives - linc
||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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J.mcdonald on 22nd February, 2012 wrote:
Nell Murphy on 18th July, 2017 wrote:
Catherine LESTER was convicted at Liverpool, England on 14 Dec 1841 for stealing material. Previous conviction. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Royal Admiral’ arriving 24 Sept 1842.
Conduct Record states Married woman. 1 child, but Catherine said she was not in fact married but lived with Henry Leicester, a coach driver, for 3 or 4 years. (She said she was married in the hope that he would come and see her in gaol.)
Housemaid/needlewoman; Roman Catholic, can read & write; aged 24yrs.
Native place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland. (ref. Convict Indent record)
Record does not indicate that her child accompanied her.
Work services in the Colony.
1 Oct 1844: Ticket of Leave granted.
21 Sept 1847: Conditional Pardon approved.
31 Aug 1848: Application for permission to marry - to George Constine COCKAYNE (transported per ‘Norfolk). (Marriage record for a Catherine Lewis RANDELL - but not clear if this is the same person with an alias name.)
13 Oct 1855: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Hobart.
(There is a departure record for a George COCKAQUE from Hobart to Melbourne on 7 Oct 1852.)
carolyn on 28th December, 2019 wrote:
Married Henry Pett in 1845. Moved with three children to Victoria in 1856.
Convict Changes History
J.mcdonald on 22nd February, 2012 made the following changes:
date of birth 1918-00-00, date of death 1856-10-22, gender f
Nell Murphy on 18th July, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 97 (50). Tasmanian Archives - linc (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 97 (50)),