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Margaret Odell

Margaret Odell, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Odell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 539 (272)
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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Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 18 April 2020), December 1830, trial of MARGARET ODELL (t18301209-171).
MARGARET ODELL, Theft > simple larceny, 9th December 1830.

171. MARGARET ODELL was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , 1 candlestick, value 2s., and 2 earthenware ornaments, value 2d. , the goods of Robert Pring Snell .

ROBERT PRING SNELL. I live in Essex-street, Whitechapel . On the 4th of November I let the prisoner a furnished room, at No. 100, Wentworth-street - I shewed her up stairs; she wanted it for herself, her husband, her sister, and her husband, and said she must have double goods of all sorts for them; the room was then empty, but I furnished it directly, and among the things I put in a candlestick, but not the one stated in the indictment - this she took from where I live in Essex-street; she was to pay 6s. a week for the room she hired, and she paid it nightly for fifteen days - another woman and two men came to the room; I missed my candlestick on the 20th of November, and from some information I went to the prisoner’s room; I met the man on the stairs with a flannel waistcoat on - I did not see him in the room; I took the prisoner, and gave her into custody - I did not miss the candlestick from my own house; when I returned from the office it had been brought back again by the woman who bought it of her.

ANN MARTIN . I live at No. 101, Wentworth-street. I know the prisoner by sight - she brought this candlestick to me on the 20th of November, about three o’clock: she offered it me for 10d. - I bought it of her; she said her baby was dead, and she wanted it to buy coals and candles - I heard Mr. Snell had been robbed; I took it to him - I returned it the same day.

JOHN SNELL . I received it again on the 20th of November - the prisoner had been there while I was at home, and asked me to trust her a pint of ale till she brought me the rent at night; she went in, drank it, and stole the candlestick - I told my man to draw the ale, and I went out; this is the candlestick.

Prisoner’s Defence. The woman who took the room I had known six years ago in Ireland - she said she had a sick child, and I went to nurse it; they employed me to sell some things for them - there was a man taking a pint of beer at the prosecutor’s, and he came and asked me to sell this candlestick for him.

GUILTY . Aged 25. - Transported for Seven Years .

Tasmanian Appropriation Record.
https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p7 13. Margaret Odell, 25, Ho. Maid, Assigned to J. Petchley.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 18th April, 2020 made the following changes:

voyage, gender: f, crime

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