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Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Welch
Aliases: Welsh
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1788
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: 2nd November, 1820
Age: 32 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: June, 1817
Arrival date: 14th January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 351 (177)
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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Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2020 wrote:

Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Name: Catherine Welch wife of John Welch
Vessel: Friendship
Convicted Date: 22 Jan 1817
Voyage Date: Jun 1817
Colony: New South Wales
Place of Conviction: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Australia, Convict Index, 1788-1868
Name: Catherine Welch
Age: N/R
Arrival year: 1818
Arrival State: New South Wales
Trial Place: Lancaster
Ship: Friendship
Comments: Wife OF John WELCH

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1814-2011
Catherine Welch (Pris Ship Not noted) District of Liverpool Died Nov 2, 1820 (Hospital Fits) aged 32 years was buried Nov 3 1820

Convict Changes History

Leonie Fretwell on 24th September, 2017 made the following changes:

alias1: Welsh, date of death: 2nd November, 1820 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

Penny-Lyn Beale on 19th April, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1788 (prev. 0000)

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