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Margaret Young

Margaret Young, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Margaret Young
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Dairymaid
Date of Death: 28th September, 1896
Age: 85 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Aberdeen Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl of Liverpool
Departure date: December, 1830
Arrival date: 5th April, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 112 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 536
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

Pamela McRae on 19th January, 2015 wrote:

Married to William Moore, sentenced to 7 years for stealing clothes off line in Aberdeen.. She was sentenced to transportation for 7 years, and arrived in Sydney on 5 April 1831 aboard the ship Earl of Liverpool, she was assigned to John Single of Penrith.

Heather Stevens on 10th August, 2020 wrote:

Convict Indent: aged 20 years; Education: Read; Religion: Protestant; Marriage Status: Single; Native Place: Banff ; Trade or Calling: Dairymaid; Offence: Stealing clothes, Tried at Aberdeen Court of Justiciary , 30 Sep 1830, Sentence: 7 years, Previous convictions: None; Height: 5 feet 2.5 in; Complexion: Ruddy; Eyes: Hazel; Hair: Brown; Assigned to John Single; Remarks: ‘Half brother, James Gordon, a boy, convicted.’ 

1 April 1832 Margaret gave birth to a baby boy at the Parramatta Female Factory and he was christened with the name John on 1 July. Sadly John died in December and was buried 4 December 1832 at St John’s Cemetery Parramatta.

Marriage 1): 2 May 1833 Christ Church, Newcastle, New South Wales: to William Moore (Agamemnon 1820). They were both living at Wollombi at the time. They had 12 children.

Marriage 2): Margaret married Joseph Bridge 20 November 1864 at West Maitland. 
Death 28 September 1896, Death Certificate: Margaret Bridge, Maitland Street Wollombi, age 85, Cause of death Senile decay, coroner’s inquiry, father John Young, born Scotland, Marriage to 1) William Moore, 2) Joseph Bridge, informant Coroner. Burial 29 September 1896, C of E Wollombi.

Convict Changes History

Pamela McRae on 19th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th September, 1896 (prev. 0000), crime

Heather Stevens on 10th August, 2020 made the following changes:


Heather Stevens on 10th August, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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