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Catherine Mcleod

Catherine McLeod, one of 113 convicts transported on the Sydney Cove, January 1807

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Mcleod
Aliases: Baird (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 14 years

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Sydney Cove
Departure date: January, 1807
Arrival date: 18th June, 1807
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 113 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 388
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

John McGowan on 23rd October, 2013 wrote:

Catherine Baird or McLeod convicted 4 September 1805 at Edinburgh High Court - along with husband John McLeod for thefts by housebreaking in George Square, Edinburgh (no details). Both pled guilty and sentenced to 14 years transportation. See Scots Magazine (1805), Vol.67, p 725 and McGowan, John (2013), A New Civic Order: The contribution of the City of Edinburgh Police, 1805-1812, p 145 and p 229.

Convict Changes History

John McGowan on 23rd October, 2013 made the following changes:

surname Mcleod (prev. McLeod), alias1 Baird (alias) (prev. Baird (Alias)), gender, crime

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