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Mary Rahill

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Rahill
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Housemaid
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 7 years

Crime: Manslaughter
Convicted at: Ireland, Cavan
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Forth II
Departure date: 3rd June, 1830
Arrival date: 12th October, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Maureen Withey on 15th January, 2021 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Rahill,  age on arrival, 28, per Forth II (1830), Tried at Cavan, 1829, 7 years, Manslaughter.  DOB 1802. Native of Cavan Co.  Single cousin here as Michael Rall or Rahill arrived per Mangles (4) 1826, & cousin to Catherine Rahill or Mary Reilly arrived per Forth II (1830).  Catholic.  House maid.

Maureen Withey on 15th January, 2021 wrote:

Cavan Assizes.
The following trials were then proceeded on Mary Reilly otherwise Catherine Rahill, Anne Woods, Mary Anne Rogers, Margaret Walls, and Mary Rahill, were indicted for the murder of Thomas Reilly by inflicting on him wounds the of April last, of which died.  From the evidence in this case it appeared that the deceased, who was a pensioner, had some words with one the prisoners, who kept house, that he was pulled in and the door shut, that quarrel took place among them, in which the deceased was struck with a smoothing iron on the temple forehead. The deceased lived for a fortnight after, but it appeared from the evidence of the surgeon that the wound was the cause of his death, inflammation having ensued, which ended in suppuration in the brain.— This trial occupied considerable time and terminated in the conviction of all the prisoners, for manslaughter, except Margaret Walls,  who was acquitted. These found guilty were sentenced to seven years transportation.
Enniskillen Chronicle, 13 August, 1829.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 15th January, 2021 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Rahill, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1802, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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