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Catherine Nairn, one of 179 convicts transported on the Hindostan, 06 May 1839
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Catherine Wayman, Nearn, Nairne
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 33 (18)
||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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Logan Ward on 2nd April, 2016 wrote:
Catherine arrived in Hobart, 11th Sept. 1839.
29 years old, House servant, 4’11, Brown hair, Sallow complexion, Light hazel eyes. A pock mark.
Convicted of stealing 5 sheep, not 7. Tried with Margaret McIntosh.
Catherine had 2 daughters; Elizabeth and Jane Cook.
Nell Murphy on 3rd April, 2016 wrote:
Sentence on 24/9/1838 was 7 years transportation. (ref. Tasmanian Archives, Conduct Record).
Ticket of Leave 25/1/1844
Free Certificate 14/3/1853
D Wong on 3rd April, 2016 wrote:
National Records of Scotland:
Precognition against Margaret MacKintosh, Catherine Nairn, Mary Nairn for the crime of sheep-stealing 1838.
Margaret MacKintosh, daughter of Mary Nairn, Kirktown of Barivan, Cawdor, Nairnshire, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write.
Catherine Nairn, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write.
Mary Nairn, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty in terms of own confession - reset of theft, Sentence: Imprisonment - 9 months. Note: Pannel cannot write. Pannel to serve sentence in the jail of Nairn.
Catherine was the daughter of Hugh Nairn and Christina Nairn (born McIntosh).
5/10/1840: Married John Wayman (Stakesby 1833) – they had 3/4 children.
C1852 Moved to Victoria and they were in the Bendigo area – 1873 at Shephers’s Flat near Daylesford, Victoria.
C1893: Catherine died aged about 82 in Victoria.
Convict Changes History
Logan Ward on 2nd April, 2016 made the following changes:
term: 5 years (prev. 10 years), alias1: Catherine Wayman, gender: f, crime
Nell Murphy on 3rd April, 2016 made the following changes:
term: 7 years (prev. 5 years), date of birth: 1810 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime
D Wong on 3rd April, 2016 made the following changes:
alias2: Nearn, alias3: Nairne