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Margaret Stafford

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Stafford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Lord Auckland
Departure date: 11th October, 1848
Arrival date: 20th January, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 13 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2018 wrote:

Margaret STAFFORD was convicted at Cork, Ireland on 1 May 1848 for arson - burning a house (this was a rebellious time against the establishment and wealthy land owners). Previous offence for assault. 15 yr transportation sentence.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Lord Auckland’ arriving 20 Jan 1849.

Aged 26yrs; single woman; dairy woman; 5’3 3/4” height; Roman Catholic; can read & write; brown complexion, freckled; dk brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Co. Cork, Ireland. (ref. Convict record)
Father: John (ref. Convict Indent record)
Sisters: Mary, Johanna & Ellen

Assigned to work services.
5 Nov 1849: Absent without a pass. 3 mths hard labour. Interior section of Female Factory Hobart.
27 Dec 1850: Improper conduct. 6 mths hard labour at Ross Female Factory.
Several other records of misconduct.
9 Jan 1855: Ticket of Leave granted.
9 June 1857: Conditional Pardon approved.

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2018 wrote:

Application for permission to marry:
6 Aug 1850 - Margaret STAFFORD (Lord Auckland) to James BAILEY (free). (Does not appear to have proceeded.)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 27th April, 2018 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 15 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. ), firstname: Margaret, surname: Stafford, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

Nell Murphy on 28th April, 2018 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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