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Margaret Stafford

Margaret Stafford, one of 128 convicts transported on the Roslin Castle, 17 February 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Stafford
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1806
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 7th July, 1840
Age: 34 years

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Roslin Castle (Roslyn Castle)
Departure date: 17th February, 1830
Arrival date: 29th June, 1830
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 127 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 280. Home Office Criminal Records Series H026 and HO27
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

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd November, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842.

Name; Margaret Stafford
Ship; Roslin Castle
Indent No; 31.
Age; 24   Est birth Year; 1806
Reads, Married. Religion; Catholic
Native Place; Longford
Calling; House maid & nurse girl
Offence; Stealing;
Date of Trial: Manchester. 26 Oct 1829.
Sentence; 14. 2 previous convictions
Height; 4 ft. 11 1/2
Complexion; Ruddy, freckled
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Hazel
Assigned; William Lowe, Essex Street.
Noted against name;
SISTER; to No; 30.
HUBAND; Soldier 99th Reg.
DIED; In Parramatta Hosp. 7 July 1840.
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J Lansdowne on 9th October, 2021 wrote:

Margaret became friendly with another convict, Charlotte Parsons and was one of the witnesses at Charlotte’s second marriage to Thomas Jacobs in 1835. On arrival in Sydney Margaret was assigned to William Lowe in Essex Street. She was 4’11 1/2 ” tall, had brown hair and hazel eyes and was a Catholic.

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 22nd November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1806 (prev. 0000), date of death: 7th July, 1840 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

J Lansdowne on 9th October, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 280 Home Office Criminal Records Series H026 and HO27 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page N

Iris Dunne on 9th October, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 280. Home Office Criminal Records Series H026 and HO27 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page

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