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Catherine Sophia Nisbet

Catherine Sophia Nisbet, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Sophia Nisbet
Aliases: Salisbury (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 141 (72)
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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Community Contributions

Bruce Connell on 29th December, 2012 wrote:

From the court transcripts:

2064. CATHERINE SOPHIA NISBET, alias Salisbury, was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June, 1 shawl, value
16s.; 1 pair of trowsers, value 15s.; 1 sheet, value 3s.; 1 shift, value 1s. 6d.; 1 cloak, value 10s.; 1 veil, value 7s.; 2
petticoats, value 1s. 6d.; 1 frock, value 1s.; 2 shirts, value 2s. 6d.; 2 pinafores, value 2s.; 1 tippet, value 1s.; 1 plume of
feathers, value 5s.; 1 trunk, value 3s.; 1 sovereign, and 11 shillings; the goods and monies of Julia Dorman.


Married convict John Clay in 1847 and had one child with him - Elizabeth Jane Clay - in 1849.

Married freeman Charles Connell in 1851. Died 1 March 1896, Newstead Victoria (as Katherine Connell).

Convict Changes History

Bruce Connell on 29th December, 2012 made the following changes:

alias1 Salisbury (alias) (prev. Salisbury (Alias)), date of birth 1821, gender, crime

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