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Catherine Watson

Catherine Watson, one of 119 convicts transported on the Wanstead, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Watson
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1791
Occupation: Servant
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 14 years

Crime: Possession of forged bank note
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Wanstead
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 9th January, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 107 (55)
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

Wise, Judith on 19th November, 2019 wrote:

Having born 7 cildren to her de facto Isaac WISE he then legally married another woman in Sydney, and Catherine was put into the Female Factory at Parramatta & her surviving children into the Parramatta Male Orphanage. In 1823 she married Henry WILLIAMS (Tailor) but in 1829 and again in 1832 she mothered two daughters with Isaac Wise shown as the father on both girls Death Certificates. In 1841 she went to the Albury/Beechworth area and lived with her daughter Emma FISHER where she died in 1874.

Convict Changes History

Belinda Harris on 29th January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Wise, Judith on 19th November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1791)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 5th September, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1791 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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