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Catherine Quin

catherine Quin, one of 108 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, November 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Quin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1779
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: Lancaster Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: 25th December, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts


Primary source: State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4008; Microfiche: 648)& TOL Butts (NRS 12202). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 130
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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Iris Dunne on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

Ticket of Leave No.30/811 dated 25 November 1830 in the District of Parramatta, Tried 24 March 1821

Indents: aged 22, Trade Housekeeper

D Wong on 7th September, 2019 wrote:

45 convicts were landed in VDL and 62 in NSW.
Catherine Quin was listed on the Founders and Survivors website but there was no convict record of her on the Tasmanian lists.
She was listed on the NSW Gov. Convict Records website and also on Ancestry Convict Indents for convicts to NSW.

Catherine Quin was listed as 42 years old on arrival in VDL.
(English newspaper also states that she was 42.

Native Place: County Down, Ire.

No actual crime found but possibly transported for Uttering.

Catherine was 5’0¼” tall, pale complexion, dark eyes, black hair.

1823: NSW BDM - Married William Jackson at St. Matthew’s, Windsor.  No Children listed.

23/5/1835: COF - Wife of William Jackson (as stated on her CF).

There is a death listed for Catherine Jackson, aged 74, in 1853.

Maureen Withey on 6th January, 2020 wrote:


SURGEON’S JOURNAL OF HIS MAJESTY’S FEMALE CONVICT SHIP MARY ANN 1822 MR JAMES HALL(2) SURGEON SUPERINTENDENT BETWEEN 27th OCTOBER 1821 and 23rd MAY 1822 108 convicts departed Portsmouth England on 25 December 1821 via Rio De Janeiro & arriving at Hobart Town VDL on 2nd May 1822 (45 women disembarked) and arriving at Port Jackson, New South Wales on 20th May 1822 (62 women disembarked) (1 woman died at sea) ADM 101/52/1

28 April 1822. C. Quin and others: These persons have ulcers & wounds of little import, being the effect of local injuries, except Quin,who [has]an ulcer on the leg, in consequence of varicose veins & vitiated advanced years.  A slough of some bulk will eventually be thrown off.

She was seen again 4 May.

Her age is not given.

Maureen Withey on 19th June, 2021 wrote:

Lancaster Assizes.
Bank Prosecutions. — This morning the Grand Jury brought into Court forty true bills which they had found against prisoners charged with offences against the Bank of England; and a little after one o’clock twenty-one prisoners were arraigned at the bar, all of them, except one, on two indictments; the one charging the offence of uttering, which is capital, and the other limiting it to unlawful possession, which subjects the party to the term of transportation for fourteen years, The following twelve persons accepted the mercy of the Directors of the Bank of England, and, pleaded to the minor offence, were severally acquitted upon the charge which affected their lives; George Cowen, 30, Catherine Quinn, 42, Hugh Hammill, 49, Isabella Hammill, 34, Margaret Kelly, Mary Burns, 42, Mary Pimblott, 34, Margaret Penryhn, 20 , Hannah Whiteley, 25, Catherine Hilton, 20, Thomas Entwistle, 40, and Richard Ridings, aged 61. Mr. Justice Bayley, after a short address to the prisoners, in which he pointed out the mischiefs which arose to society from the dissemination of forged notes, and the necessity of checking offences so dangerous a nature, sentenced each of the prisoners to transported for the term fourteen years.
Westmorland Gazette, 7 Apr 1821.

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 7th September, 2019 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW, Indents (Series: NRS 12188; Item: 4/4008; Microfiche: 648)& TOL Butts (NRS 12202). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 130 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Mic

D Wong on 7th September, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1779 (prev. 1799)

Maureen Withey on 19th June, 2021 made the following changes:


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