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Bridget Madden

Bridget Madden, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget Madden
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 145 (74). Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 26th January, 2018 wrote:

Bridget MADDEN was convicted at Lancaster, England on 16 Oct 1839 for Larceny - stealing clothes from a shop. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Gilbert Henderson’ arriving 4 April 1840.

Married woman - husband John at Manchester, a tin plate worker. Two children.
Aged 24 yrs.  House servant, can wash.
5’4 1/2” height; dark complexion; dark brown hair; dark eyes.
Native place of birth: Co. Armagh. (record does not state if Madden is her own name or married name of husband)

CHILDREN, in the Colony of VDL:
Delivered of a child, at the Female House of Correction, Launceston.

Delivered of a child, Bridget MADDEN, at the Female House of Correction, Hobart. 30 March 1846. Mother - Bridget MADDEN, female convict.(Even though mother had married, no father’s name recorded on certificate) ref. 33/1/2 no. 1604

3 May 1844: Ticket of Leave granted.
30 Nov 1848: Certificate of Freedom issued.

APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO MARRY:
18 Oct 1843 - Bridget MADDEN (per ‘Gilbert Henderson’) to William BARKER (free). ref. 52/1/2 pg 21.

MARRIAGE:
5 Feb 1844 - Bridget MADDEN, aged 28 yrs, widow, Ticket of Leave to William BARKER, aged 28 yrs, single man, free. At St. Johns Church of England, Launceston. ref. 37/1/3 no. 754.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 26th January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 145 (74). Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 145 (74)), gend

Nell Murphy on 26th January, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1816 (prev. 0000), occupation

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