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Rosa Murtagh

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rosa Murtagh
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: 1825
Age: 37 years

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: House robbery
Convicted at: Meath Ireland
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 26th July, 1818
Arrival date: 19th November, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 33 other convicts


Primary source: Ancestry, Convict Musters Find my Past, Irish prison Registers
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Community Contributions

Graham Ledwidge on 16th May, 2016 wrote:

Married James Brown, Convict per Canada 1819
Had 2 children Ann 1821 and Elizabeth 1823. Both addmitted to Orphan School after her death in 1825

Penny-Lyn Beale on 12th February, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Applications and Admissions to Orphan Schools, Applications For Admission - 1825
Date of Petition; 13 Dec 1825.
Father; James Brown per Ship; Canada - 1815. Sentence; 14 years. Ticket of Leave. 1819. Trade; Labourer
Mother; Rosa Murtagh - Died in child birth. 3 Dec 1825.
Reason; Father unable to care for the children
Name of Child/Children;
Ann. Born 26 Oct 1821
Elizabeth; 29 Dec 1823.

New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers,
Windsor. 21 July 1823.
James Brown - Convict. Per Canada 3.
Rose Murghty ** spelling as per register ** Convict per Elizabeth
Rev Jno Cross. Ass. Chaplin. Windsor

Australia, Death Index,
Name: Rose Murtagh. Death Date: 1825. Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1825. Registration Place: Windsor, New South Wales
Volume Number: V18256664 2C

Convict Changes History

Graham Ledwidge on 16th May, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Ancestry, Convict Musters Find my Past, Irish prison Registers (prev. ), firstname: Rosa, surname: Murtagh, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1788, date of death: 1825, gender: f, occupatio

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