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Ellen Sullivan

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Sullivan
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Whitby
Departure date: 18th February, 1839
Arrival date: 22nd June, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 12 other convicts


Primary source: Convict Printed Indentures and Government Gazette Wednesday 13 November 1839
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 6th October, 2019 wrote:

Convict Indentures state that Ellen Sullivan was 20 years.  She could neither read or write; Religion Roman Catholic; status Single; native of County Cork and trade is kitchen maid.  Tried for stealing a handkerchief at Cork City on 17 August 1838.  Sentenced to 7 years and had two prior convictions and served one month sentences.  Physical attributes: Height 4 feet 8 1/4 inches; complexion brown freckled and a little pock pitted; Hair brown and grey eyes.  Prisoner number 432-39 Transport number 96.  Obtained Certificate of Freedom 46/678.
Government Gazette of 13 November 1839 states that Ellen Sullivan had been apprehended during the previous week.  She had escaped from Mr John Bates, Surry Hills.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 6th October, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Convict Printed Indentures and Government Gazette Wednesday 13 November 1839 (prev. ), firstname: Ellen, surname: Sullivan, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1819, date of death: 0000, gend

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