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Bridget Maher

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget Maher
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Ireland, Westmeath
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Diamond
Departure date: 29th November, 1837
Arrival date: 29th March, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 159 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 14th June, 2020 wrote:

The convict indentures state that Bridget Maher was 24 years old.  She could neither read nor write; religion Roman Catholic; status single and a native of King’s County.  She was a house and nursery maid.  Bridget was convicted of receiving stolen potatoes at Westmeath on 23 June 1837 and sentenced to 7 years.  She had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 4 feet 11 1/4 inches; complexion dark sallow; hair brown and eyes hazel.  Transport number 76.  Prisoner number 75-38.
Received her Certificate of Freedom in 1844 (number 44/1894).

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd December, 2021 wrote:

1838 - List of the Money given to the charge of the Surgeon Superintendent of the Convict Ship; Diamond,
Belonging to the several convicts embarked Bond of the said Ship, from the Richmond Female Penitentiary Dublin and which is to be given to them on landing at NSW.
No; 38
Name; Bridget Maher
Amount; 10 pence

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 14th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: Bridget, surname: Maher, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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