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Catherine Lewis

Catherine Lewis, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Lewis
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 1881
Age: 72 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Somerset Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 416
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

Tony Beale on 30th October, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 From Bath convicted of stealing scarfs single protestant who could read and write. Had 2 previous convictions 4’11 1/4” ruddy freckled complexion brown hair and eyes assigned to J Allman. c 42/540

1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (Australian Copy) for Catherine Lewis She was located at the factory.

Catherine Lewis in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 11/6/1829
Name: Catherine Lewis
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1810
Age: 19
Arrival year: 1828
Arriving Vessel: Asia 2
Spouse Name: Henry Thomas
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1802
Spouse Age:27
Spouse Arrival Year: 1822
Spouse Vessel: Competitor
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 11 Jun 1829
Both employed by Capt Ullman and their characters are good

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 6/4/1842 42/540 wife of Henry Thomas

Convict Changes History

Ann Marie Gould on 27th March, 2020 made the following changes:


Ann Marie Gould on 24th May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1881 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Tony Beale on 30th October, 2020 made the following changes:


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