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Catharine Smith

Catharine Smith, one of 80 convicts transported on the Harmony, 12 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catharine Smith
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Bristol City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 12th May, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 79 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 175 (89)
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

Anonymous on 17th July, 2011 wrote:

Catharine Smith was sentenced to 7 years for stealing linen in Bristol (City) on 8 January 1827. She married Robert Rockwell, another convict, who was transported on the John Barry 1. She and Robert married on 8 September 1829 and had two children:

1. Martha Rockwell - 8/10/1830
2. William Rockwell - 8/05/1836

Robert and Martha are my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandparents.

Kerry Dyer on 27th January, 2012 wrote:

Robert Rockwell and Catherine Smith are my great great great grandparents.Catherine could read, was Protestant, and was assigned to Catherine Clarkson in Sydney.

Natalie Mills on 23rd August, 2015 wrote:

Died in the Haymarket, Sydney

Convict Changes History

Kerry Dyer on 27th January, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1805-00-00

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