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Margaret Murphy

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Murphy
Aliases: Margaret Shea
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: Housemaid
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Ireland. Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hooghley
Departure date: 24th June, 1831
Arrival date: 27th September, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 80 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 18th March, 2017 wrote:

n.b. Two convict women named ‘Margaret Murphy’ on this voyage of the Hooghley 1831.

Margaret MURPHY was convicted at Cork, Ireland in March 1831 for stealing a cloak. 7yr transportation sentence. Sent to New South Wales, Australia per the ship ‘Hooghley’ arriving 1831.

Aged 18yrs; housemaid;
Sister: Judith MURPHY (transported to NSW per the ship ‘Palambam’ 1831)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; Margaret Murphy (2)
Ship; Hooghley (3) - 1831
Indent No; 153.
Age; 18   Est birth Year; 1813
Reads, Single; Religion; Catholic.
Native Place; Cork
Date of Trial:  City of Cork. March 1831
Sentence; 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 3 1/4
Complexion; Ruddy, fair, freckled
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Blue to grey

1839 – 11 Feb. Certificate of Freedom. 39/201. Age; 26. WIFE; of Denis Shea per Hooghley 1. Free by servitude [Hooghley - 1825]

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 18th March, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: http://www.jenwilletts.com (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Murphy, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1813, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 30th November, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Margaret Shea

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