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Margaret Masterson

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Masterson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1807
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Palambam
Departure date: 23rd March, 1831
Arrival date: 31st July, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry
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Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry
Margaret Masterson,  age 24,  per Palambam (1831), Tried at Dublin, 1830. 7 years, for stealing handkerchiefs, 1 former conviction. Native of Dublin,  single, mother Judith Masterson arrived per Almorah (3) 1824, & Judith lives with Rev Henry Fulton,  Housemaid.  DOB. 1807. Catholic.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 25th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; Margaret Masterson
Ship; Palambam - 1831
Indent No; 313 - 31. 108
Age;  24 Est birth Year; 1807
Read & Write; Single;  Religion; Protestant
Native Place; Dublin
Calling; Housemaid
Offence; Stealing handkerchiefs
Date of Trial: City of Dublin, 12 Oct 1830
Sentence; 7 years. Previous; 12 months
Height; 5 ft. 1 1/4. in
Complexion; Ruddy, freckled, pock pitted
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Grey

Family in the Colony; MOTHER; Judith Masterson. 10 years ago, Lives with Rev. Mr. Fulton [1828 Census. Age; 46. Almorah 2. 1823. Sentence; 7 years. Rev Henry Fulton. Evan. G.S.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th May, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Masterson, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1807, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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