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Details for the convict Catherine Bird (1826)

Convict Name:Catherine Bird
Trial Place:Dublin City
Trial Date:1825
Arrival Details
Ship:Lady Rowena
Arrival Year:1826
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Catherine, aged 15, was convicted 1825 in Dublin of theft from her mistress. Her mother appealed unsuccessfully to Wellesley, The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a pardon.
Catherine was transported per "Lady Rowena" arriving in Port Jackson in 1826.
She was assigned to John Macarthur, John Cobb and spent time in Paramatta Female Factory.
She gained her Ticket-of Leave in 1830 and her Certificate of Freedom in 1832.
In 1831 she married English convict William Garner in Sydney.
Catherine, mother of eight children, died in East Maitland in 1882.
Submitted by Researcher (521) on 17 December 2015

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