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Bridget O'donnell

Bridget O'Donnell, one of 179 convicts transported on the Buffalo, 04 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Bridget O'donnell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Notts. Town Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Buffalo
Departure date: 4th May, 1833
Arrival date: 5th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 89 (46)
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

CHRISTOPHER COOK on 14th December, 2018 wrote:

Leicester Journal 29/03/1833
Tuesday March 19, 1833

Before Lord Chief Justice Denman
Ellen Curtis, alias O’Donnell, 49, Bridget O’Donnell, 24, and Catherine O’Donnell, 18 (her daughters), all Irish-women, to stealing on the 21st of January, a quantity of riband, the property of Mr Wells, draper, poultry; and also another quantity of riband, on the same day, the property of Fowler & Co at the exchange. Transported fourteen years.

D Wong on 15th December, 2018 wrote:

Bridget O’Donnell was 24 years old on arrival - she was the sister of Catherine o’Donnell, and the daughter of Ellen Curtis alias O’Donnock/O’Donnell who were all on board.

Occupation: Kitchen maid; house maid; laundress.

Bridget could read, was Catholic, Single, 5’1” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, hairy mole right cheek, raised mole under right, another on left cheek bone.

1840: TOL, Butterwick.

30/6/1834: Permission to marry James Bryan (Sophia) aged 28 and free - Bridget was 25 and on bond: at Maitland.

31/7/1834: Married at Christ Church,  Newcastle.

Convict Changes History

CHRISTOPHER COOK on 14th December, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: O'donnell (prev. O'Donnell), gender: f, crime

D Wong on 15th December, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), occupation

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