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Euphemia Young

Euphemia Young, one of 119 convicts transported on the William Pitt, July 1805

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Euphemia Young
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Convict
Date of Death: 7th January, 1850
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 5 years

Crime: Stealing calico
Convicted at: Aberdeen Circuit Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 5 years
Ship: William Pitt
Departure date: July, 1805
Arrival date: 11th April, 1806
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 121 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 368
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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Anonymous on 5th October, 2011 wrote:

Euphemia was convicted in Aberdeen Circuit Court 24 Feb 1804. Offence "stealing and theftuously carrying away a piece of dark coloured printed calico the property William Johnston merchant in the Low St Banff."
She was tried along with her sister Anne, Anne’s husband Peter Cavanagh, Janet Monroe and Margaret Gray and all were convicted. According to the Aberdeen Journal they were said to have been "vagrants, accused of theft and of being habit and repute thieves."
Euphemia lived with Patrick Hanrahan(an Irish convict ) for some years and in 1816 they were married.They had 5 sons born between 1809 and 1822. About 1822, Euphemia left Patrick and went to Sydney where she became a washer woman and lived with Frederick Morgan

Denis Pember on 31st January, 2016 wrote:

Muster/census record 1822: (whilst still with Patrick)
Young, Eupheme, free by servitude, William Pitt, wife of P. Hanraghan, Parramatta.
Hanraghan, Patrick, conditional pardon, Atlas, life, landholder, Parramatta.
5 un-named children of P. Hanraghan.

Muster/census 1825: (now separated)
oung, Euphemia, free by servitude, Wm. Pitt, 1806, 7 years, employed by Mr. Hutchinson, Sydney.
Young, James, 12, born in the colony, son of Euphemia Young, Sydney.
Young, Ellen, 14, born in the colony, daughter of Euphemia Young, Sydney.

Denis Pember on 31st January, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref Y0073] Young, Euphema, 34, free by servitude, Wm Pitt, 1806, 5 years, Protestant, washerwoman, Cumberland Street Sydney
[Ref Y0074] Young, James, born in the colony.
[Ref Y0075] Young, Ellen, born in the colony.
[Ref Y0076] Young, Frederick, born in the colony.
# Note ages of the children NOT recorded)

Convict Changes History

Sheryle Potter-Taylor on 21st May, 2014 made the following changes:

date of death: 7th January, 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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