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Catherine Mack

Catherine Mack, one of 100 convicts transported on the Harmony, 09 September 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Mack
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 9th September, 1828
Arrival date: 14th January, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 494
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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Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 20 March 2020), July 1828, trial of WILLIAM TIMSON CATHERINE MACK (t18280703-15).
WILLIAM TIMSON, CATHERINE MACK, Theft > theft from a specified place, 3rd July 1828.
Before Mr. Justice Littledale.

1363. WILLIAM TIMSON and CATHERINE MACK were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 300 yards of calico, value 7l. the goods of William Venables and Thomas Venables , in their dwelling-house .

RICHARD NORRISH . On Sunday morning, the 8th of June, at half-past eight o’clock, I saw the prisoner Mack and a man go into Mr Venables’ shop; the door was a little open; I crossed Whitechapel , and watched; I saw them come out in two or three minutes, and both had some white linen on their shoulders; they went up the second yard from the house; I saw Timson go up, and take the linen from Mack, and all three ran off with it - Timson had been standing against a post, about three yards from the shop, when the other two went in; I went in, and told the shopman - they had as much linen as they could carry.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. Were there not many persons passing? A. Yes; I saw them in custody on the Saturday following; I am a clerk to Mark and Co., of Mincing-lane; they were not above five minutes in my sight - I did not see Timson till they had gone into the shop.

WILLIAM VENABLES . I am a linen-draper , in partnership with my brother Thomas; we live in Whitechapel, and both occupy the house. On Sunday morning, the 8th of June, Norrish gave me information; I missed at least three hundred yards of calico, which I had seen safe the day before.

Cross-examined. Q. Cannot you say what you lost? A. Not how many pieces, as there were a great many small pieces; we guess the quantity.

WILLIAM STALL . On the 8th of June I had been to Bow-common with my father, and on returning I sat down on Venables’ step to rest, about half-past eight o’clock in the morning; the two prisoners came up and told me to get up - another man was with them - I got up, and walked away; I then watched, and saw the two at the bar go into the shop; they came out in two minutes with the linen - the other man stopped outside while they went in - he went away with them; I am certain of both the prisoners.

Cross-examined. Q. The two who came out carried the linen away? A. Yes. I was once taken up for a row, and held to bail; I was never charged with felony.

COURT. Q. When they desired you to go away, how far did you go? A. Five or six doors off; I went and told my parents of it, and my father sent Mr. Venables a letter - nobody was with me.

MR. CLARKSON. Q. Did you not say another boy was sitting at the door with you? A. There was another boy walking about outside, but not with me - that boy was brought before the Magistrate, and he was said to be a reputed thief; he told the Magistrate he knew the prisoners by sight - he did not say he had been taking a walk with me; they would not take his eveidence; I do not know his name - I have seen him about; I never was in his company.

JOHN VANN . I am a constable. On the 12th of June I apprehended Mack in Whitechapel; she denied the charge.

Cross-examined. Q. do you remember the last witness? A. Yes; I apprehended him, having information that he was on the spot at the time; another boy, named Hayes, was produced before the Magistrate; I have seen him and Stall together: he said Hayes and him were together at the door, and he said Johnny Hayes was outside, and had seen it as well as him.

FRANCIS KEYS . I apprehended Timson on the 12th of June; he denied having been in Whitechapel.

SAMUEL JONES . On the 8th of June I saw two men loaded with linen, and a woman walking behind; they passed my door, which is about 130 yards from Venables’ - I do not know who they were.

TIMSONS’ Defence. I was in bed till eight o’clock that morning, and then walked to Hackney-road.

MACK - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 99s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .



Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 20th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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