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Catherine Walsh

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Walsh
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1815
Occupation: Childs maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Ireland, Roscommon
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Diamond
Departure date: 29th November, 1837
Arrival date: 29th March, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 157 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 13th June, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indenture states that Catherine Walsh was 22 years old.  She could not read or write; religion Roman Catholic; status married with one daughter and a native of Athlone.  She was a children’s maid.  Catherine was convicted of stealing money at Roscommon on 21 October 1837 and sentenced to 7 years.  She had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes: Height 5 feet 2 1/4 inches; complexion dark sallow and freckled; hair black and eyes brown.  Transport number 147.  Prisoner number 146-38.
Received Certificate of Freedom in 1847 (47/326).

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 13th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures (prev. ), firstname: Catherine, surname: Walsh, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1815, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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