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Catherine Woods

Catherine Woods, one of 170 convicts transported on the Sea Queen, 08 May 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Catherine Woods
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1828
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 16th February, 1852
Age: 24 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Kirkdale Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sea Queen
Departure date: 8th May, 1846
Arrival date: 29th August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 58. Tasmanian Archives - convict records.
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

Nell Murphy on 1st March, 2019 wrote:

Catherine WOODS was convicted at Kirkdale, Lancaster on 29 Oct 1845 for stealing coats. 5 previous convictions. 7 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Australia per the ‘Sea Queen’, arriving there 29 Aug 1846.

Aged 18 yrs; single woman; housemaid; 5’2” height; Roman Catholic; can read; fair complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of birth: Liverpool, England.
Father: William
Mother: Catherine
Brothers: Francis, Joseph & John
(ref. for above details, as recorded on her Convict record upon arrival.)

Colony of VDL:
6 months Probation Period. Stationed on the ‘Anson’ hulk, Derwent River, Hobart.
Work services.
31 Jan 1848: Application for Permission to Marry - Catherine WOODS (per Sea Queen) to George THEXTON (per ‘Asia’)
21 June 1848: Marriage of Catherine WOODS, aged 19, Pass Holder to George THEXTON, aged 28 yrs, a printer, at St. Peter’s Church, Hamilton. (ref. 37/1/7 no. 1508)
4 Nov 1848: at Foster’s home - neglect of duty. 3mths hard labour - at the Female Factory Hobart.
24 Aug 1848: sent to the Female Factory Hobart, her husband having been committed as an idle and disorderly person.
13 March 1849: Absconded.
24 Jan 1851: Absconded and apprehended aboard the “Shamrock” steamer, with intent to escape. Existing transportation sentence extended by 18 mths.

23 Jan 1852: Delivered of a male, illegitmate child at the Female Factory, Launceston.

16 Feb 1852: Death of Catherine WOODS, at the Female Factory, Launceston. Aged 37 yrs. (ref. noted on Conduct record & Death registration)

18 Jan 1853: Child John WOODS died, at the Female Factory, Launceston. Aged 17mths. Female convict’s son. (ref. noted on Conduct record & Death registration 35/1/22 no. 791)

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 1st March, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 58. Tasmanian Archives - convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 58)

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