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Esther Ward

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Esther Ward
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1812
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Cow stealing
Convicted at: Ireland, Dublin
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Southworth
Departure date: 6th February, 1832
Arrival date: 14th June, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 128 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 26th February, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Esther Ward, age 20, ship, Southworth (3)(1832); tried at Dublin, 1831, 7 years for stealing cows, single.  Native of Dublin.  House maid.  Catholic.  DOB 1812. 

1127. Ward Esther, Southworth, housemaid to Isabella Hanley, Market-street, Sydney
NSW Government Gazette, 7 Nov 1832.

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Sydney, 10th July, 1838.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom since last publication, viz : —
Ward Esther, Southworth 2
The Australian, 24 Jul 1838.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 26th February, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. (prev. ), firstname: Esther, surname: Ward, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1812, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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