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Ellen Mcaloone

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Mcaloone
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: 1866
Age: 55 years

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: Street robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Fermanagh
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Brothers
Departure date: 3rd October, 1826
Arrival date: 4th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 157 other convicts


Primary source: Convict ships to NSW. Irish Convicts to NSW
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Community Contributions

Phil Hands on 10th April, 2017 wrote:

Tried and convicted at Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland on the 13th March 1826 of street robbery, sentenced to transportation for 7 years.
Left Cork on 30th October 1826.
Ship:- the ‘Brothers’ sailed with 161 female convicts on board of which 3 died during the voyage.
Arrived on 2nd February 1827.
Ellen was firstly assigned to the Women’s factory in Parramatta. After six months she obtained employment as a ‘nanny’ with a magistrate, Mr. Henry Colden Antill at Stonequarry near Picton. Antill and John MacArthur had properties in close proximity of each other and she would have met her future husband, William Woodhouse there.

Ellen married convict William Woodhouse (‘Earl St. Vincent’ 1820) on 21st December 1829 at Parramatta, after obtaining permission to marry from the Colonial Secretary, the couple went on to have 8 children.

Ellen received her Ticket of Freedom in 1833.

In 1866 Ellen was traveling on the Mail Coach between Queanbeyan and Bungendore, she had a few drinks and then started munching on an apple, a piece of which went down the wrong way and she choked.

Maureen Withey on 19th March, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database, by Peter Mayberry.
Ellen McAloone, age 17, per Brothers (2)  1826, Tried at Fermanagh, 1826, 7 years sentence, for stealing money,  Native of Fermanagh, catholic. Servant country.  Single. DOB 1810.

THE undermentioned persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last week, viz. : -
Brothers 2,  Ellen M’Aloone
Sydney Herald, 8 Apr 1833.

Brett Collins on 2nd November, 2020 wrote:

Married to William Woodhouse by Samuel Marsden at St Johns Parramatta. Lived at Rocky Plains and Ingebyra in Jindabyne region. Died at Bungendore NSW while travelling by coach to Goulburn for medical treatment

Convict Changes History

Phil Hands on 10th April, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Convict ships to NSW. Irish Convicts to NSW (prev. ), firstname: Ellen, surname: Mcaloone, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1811, date of death: 1866, gender: f, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 19th March, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at

Brett Collins on 2nd November, 2020 made the following changes:


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