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Anastatia Mcgrath

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Anastatia Mcgrath
Aliases: Anastasia Mcgrath
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1831
Occupation: Country servant
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: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Midlothian
Departure date: 17th November, 1852
Arrival date: 24th February, 1853
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 25 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 14th September, 2019 wrote:

Anastatia McGRATH was convicted at Co. Wexford, Ireland on 12 Jan 1852 for receiving stolen goods. Previous offences, in prison 5 times. 7 yr transportation sentence.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Midlothian’ arriving 24 Feb 1853. Ship surgeon’s report: “very good”.

Aged 21 yrs; country servant; single woman; 5’2 3/4” height; fresh complexion, freckled; brown hair; grey eyes; Protestant; can read & write.
Native place of birth: Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Brothers: James & Patrick, in America
Brothers: William, Thomas & Denis
Sisters: Sally & Peggy
Sister: Catherine, in America

Colony of VDL:
Assigned to work services.  Some notes of misconduct.
29 May 1854: Delivered of a male child - Edward, at the Female House of Correction. (ref. 33/1/5 no. 961).  Edward died 7 Feb 1855, aged 9 mths, female convict’s child, cause - diarrhea. (ref. 35/1/4 no. 1795)
31 May 1855: Absconding from service. 12 mths hard labour.

2 Dec 1856: Application for permission to marry - Anastatia McGRATH (‘Midlothian’) to Charles CARSON (“Timbo”).  Approved.

22 Dec 1856: Anastatia McGRATH, aged 20 yrs, servant, Married Charles CARSON aged 32 yrs, labourer at St. Matthews Church of England, New Norfolk. (ref. 37/1/15 no. 785)

4 March 1859: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Longford, Tasmania.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th September, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Anastatia, surname: Mcgrath, alias1: Anastasia Mcgrath, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1831, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 14th September, 2019 made the following changes:

gender: f (prev. m)

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