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Sentenced to 7 years
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Nell Murphy on 29th August, 2017 wrote:
26 Nov 1853: Application for permission to marry - to William FARRER/FARRAR (transported per Maria Somes). ref. 52/1/6.
28 Dec 1853: Marriage. William FARRER, aged 29yrs, bachelor, a sawyer to Catherine ROWE, aged 21yrs, spinster at St. Matthias Church of England & Ireland at Windermere, nr Launceston. (ref. 37/1/12 no. 1071)
22 April 1855 - Benjamin FARRER. Father - William FARRER, labourer. Mother - Catherine FARRER, formerly Clarke. (Note: the informant for this information was a friend, so must have recorded the mother’s maiden name incorrectly.)
14 June 1857: male child. Father - William FARRAR, a sawyer. Mother - Catherine FARRAR formerly ROWE. District of Launceston.
(n.b. this surname is commonly spelt ‘FARRAR’ and there are several other convicts by that name.)
Nell Murphy on 30th August, 2017 wrote:
Catherine ROWE was convicted at Co. Monoghan, Ireland on 5 March 1849, together with her father John, for stealing 10 fowls. No prior convictions. 7 yr transportation sentence each. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Australasia’ arriving 29 Sept 1849. Noted as “quiet, good”.
Single woman; housemaid; aged 17yrs; fresh complexion, slightly freckled; dk brown hair; light Hazel eyes; 5’0 3/4” height; Roman Catholic.
Native place: Co. Monaghan, Ireland (ref. Convict record)
Brothers: John & Hugh
Sisters: Ann & Mary
Colony of VDL: Station - ‘Anson’ Hulk.
Sent out to work services in Bothwell, Green Ponds, Brighton and Hobart.
No records of any misconduct.
30 Nov 1852: Ticket of Leave granted.
Application for permission to marry and marriage as above. Noted on her Conduct page that she married Wm Farrer.
March 1857: Certificate of Freedom issued, at Westbury, Tasmania.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 29th August, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Rowe, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1832, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime
Nell Murphy on 30th August, 2017 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, source: Tasmanian Archives - http://search.archives.tas.gov.au (prev. Tasmanian Archives), occupation, crime