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Catherine O'neill

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine O'neill
Aliases: Mcdonald
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Galway
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Waverley
Departure date: 19th July, 1847
Arrival date: 25th October, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 15 other convicts


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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2018 wrote:

Catherine O’NEILL was convicted at Galway, Ireland on 27 Oct 1846 for Larceny - stealing a blanket. Previous for stealing clothes. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Waverley’ 1847.

Aged 22 yrs; housemaid; single woman; 4’9 1/2” height; Roman Catholic; not literate; fresh complexion, freckled; lt brown hair; lt blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Galway,Ireland. (ref. Convict record)
Sister: Mary O’NEILL - also transported on same ship, to VDL (ref. noted on Convict record)
Father: Patrick (ref. Convict Indent record)
Brother: John - transported to 10 yrs, abt 4 yrs ago.
Brothers: Thomas & Terance (Ireland)
Sister: Margaret (Ireland)

Station Gang: ‘Anson’ Hulk, VDL.
Assigned to work service.
1848: Disobedience of orders - 3 mths hard labour, Female Factory, Hobart.
15 Oct 1850: Ticket of Leave granted.

3 Feb 1852: Application for Permission to Marry: Catherine O’Neill (Waverley) to Alexander McDonald (free or free by servitude)

15 Feb 1853: Marriage to Alexander McDonald.
(ref. noted in Convict Conduct Record)

29 Nov 1853: Certificate of Freedom at Launceston.

15 Dec 1853: Launceston S.C. Stealing a hat. (Under name Catherine McDonald) 18 mths Hard Labour. Female Factory, Launceston.

18 June 1864: Stealing wearing apparel. 6 mths hard labour.

10 Sept 1872: Receiving stolen property (name Catherine McDonald or McDonnell) 3 yrs imprisonment.

13 July 1878: Launceston S.C. - Larceny. 2mth imprisonment. (name Honora O’Neill/McDonald)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: O'neill, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1825, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 15th April, 2018 made the following changes:

alias1: Mcdonald

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