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Biddy Mehan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Biddy Mehan
Aliases: Meehan
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1839
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 14th July, 1856
Age: 17 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Vagrancy
Convicted at: Ireland, Fermanagh
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blackfriar
Departure date: 24th January, 1851
Arrival date: 29th May, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 14th August, 2016 wrote:

Biddy MEHAN was convicted at Fermanagh, Ireland on 10 July 1850 for being a vagrant. 7 yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Blackfrair’ 1851.

Aged 22 yrs; housemaid; Roman Catholic; 5’.
Native Place: Co. Fermanagh, Ireland.

Nell Murphy on 14th August, 2016 wrote:

Mother - Mary (at Native Place)
Sisters - Rosa & Ann
Brother - John

Colony of VDL:
Various workplace assignments.
Ticket of Leave granted 4 July 1854.

Died in hospital, New Norfolk on 14 July 1856.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 14th August, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: Biddy, surname: Mehan, alias1: Meehan, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1839, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 14th August, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 14th July, 1856 (prev. 0000)

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