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Catherine Mack

Catherine Mack, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Mack
Aliases: Dalton (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a gown etc.
Convicted at: Kent (Town and Port of Sandwich) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 190
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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Maureen Withey on 4th July, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database.
Catherine Mack, alias Dalton, age 41, Per Northamptonshire. 1815.  Tried Kent Assizes, 1814, 7 years, Native of Dublin, DOB. 1774, servant.

At the General Sessions yesterday, at Sandwich:—Catharine Mack for stealing a gown and petticoat —to be transported 7 years. 
Kentish Gazette,  26 Aug 1814.

Colonial Secretary Index.

MACK, Catherine. Per “Northampton”, 1815

1815 Jun 19 - On list of persons on board the “Northampton”; listed as Mark (Reel 6045; 4/1732 p.158)

1815 Jun 23 - On list of convicts disembarked from the “Northampton” to be employed at the Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.103)

1817 Jan 13 - Permitted to marry James Higgins (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.454)

1823 Oct 25 - Of Cockle Bay. Affidavit re loss of her certificate of freedom (Reel 6028; 4/1690 p.67)

HIGGINS, James. Per “Atlas”; of Hawkesbury

1809 Dec - Produce received from at the Hawkesbury Stores (Reel 6040; 9/2673 p.125)
1816 Nov 16 - On list of persons who came as convicts and who claimed they were free at the last General Muster, without supporting documentation (Reel 6038; SZ759 p.283)
1817 Jan 13 - Permitted to marry Catherine Mack (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.454)

Sydney, January 31, 1818
THE under-mentioned Prisoners having absented themselves from their respective Employments,
and some of them at large with false Certificates, all Constables and others are hereby required to use their utmost Exertions in apprehending and lodging them in safe Custody.
Women:  Catherine Mack, alias Higgins.
Sydney Gazette, 31 Jan 1818.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 4th July, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Dalton (alias) (prev. Dalton (Alias)), gender: f, crime

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