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Alice Murphy

Alice Murphy, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Alice Murphy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 10 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Hindostan
Departure date: 6th May, 1839
Arrival date: 12th September, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 30. Tasmanian Archives - convict record https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au
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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Nell Murphy on 4th May, 2018 wrote:

Alice MURPHY was convicted at Liverpool, England on 5 March 1839 for stealing bank notes from the person. Gaol Report: “bad, had been in prison twice before”. 10 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Hindostan’ arriving 11 Sept 1839.  Ship Surgeon’s report: “very quarrelsome”.

Single woman; aged 18 yrs; 5’0 1/4” height; needlewoman/house servant; can read; Protestant.
Native place of residence: Liverpool, England.
Brother: William, a sailor.
Sisters: Catherine & Mary

VDL:
Assigned to service work.
22 Jan 1844: Receiving. 3 mths hard labour - sent to the Female Factory, Hobart.
12 June 1846: Conditional Pardon for the Australian Colonies approved.
29 Sept 1853: Tried, at Oatlands, for stealing. 14 yr sentence, 2 year probation period.
29 Sept 1857: Ticket of Leave approved.
21 June 1859: Colonial Conditional Pardon approved.

Application for Permission to Marry:
8 Aug 1840 - Alice Murphy (per Hindostan) to Edward Davies (per Southworth)

Marriage:
14 Dec 1840 at the Parish Church, Parish of Hamilton, VDL. Alice MURPHY, aged 19 yrs, to Edward Davies, aged 29 yrs, farming man. (ref. 37/1/2 no. 886.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th May, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 30. Tasmanian Archives - convict record https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and P

Nell Murphy on 4th May, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), occupation

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