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Details for the convict Catherine Hollywood (1840)

Convict Name:Catherine Hollywood
Trial Place:Sligo
Trial Date:January 1840
Sentence:
Notes:[Crime: Larceny]
 
Arrival Details
Ship:Margaret (3)
Arrival Year:1840
 
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Catherine died 18/11/1871 at the Benevolent Asylum, Singleton, NSW. She was 71. According to her death certificate, she was born in County Armagh, Ireland and had been in NSW for about 31 years at time of death. Father is listed as (Given name not stated) Rooney, a farmer, and mother as Catherine Rooney, maiden surname unknown. Catherine's place of marriage was County Armagh; her spouse was John Hollywood. The children of the marriage were listed as 4 daughters living, 4 sons deceased. She died of disease of the uterus and she had been ill for 18 months. Her medical attendant was Henry Glennie and she was last seen on 16/11/1871. She was buried 19/11/1871 in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Singleton. Informant of death: Hy G Weaver, Dispenser of the Benevolent Asylum. Minister at her burial: T Leonard, Roman Catholic. Undertaker: John Christian. Witnesses: John Lewis, Thomas Ellis. All above information from death certificate transcription. From 'Ireland-Australia Transportation Database': Catherine Hollywood age 31. Tried Co. Sligo for Larceny. Trial date 00/01/1840. Transported 7 years. Comment: convict resides in Parish of Drumlease, Co. Leitrim. In 1838 and 1839, Catherine appeared on charges of concerned in stealing (victim: Mary Scanlon) and concerned in robbing (victim: Dempster Mcdonogh). Both item no. 6, Book no. 1/34/2 county Sligo. GS film Number: 2356877, Digital folder no. 004492691. Image nos: 00656 and 00664 Ticket of Leave: 1844, 20 Feb. GG p. 325. Patrick Plains, County of Durham. (4/4183; Reel 951) 4 Jan 1845, Catherine refused permission to marry Charles Barnett, because she was already married. Catherine's daughter, Bridget is living with Edward Mellon (various spellings) by 7 Nov, 1857 when their first child John is born. A second son Edward is born in May 1859. By the birth of the third child, Henry, 22 April, 1861, Mrs Hollywood is present at the birth. She is also present at births of Eliza (19 Dec, 1862), Ada (3 Mar, 1865) and Alfred (28 Jan, 1867). Edward Mellen dies 14 Dec 1867 and Catherine "disappears" until death certificate.
Submitted by Researcher (Robyne Ridge) on 28 February 2015

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Research notes

Ireland-Australia transportation database document reference 1: TR3, p. 284. Doc. Ref. 2 CRF 1840 H 1.
Submitted by Researcher (Robyne Ridge) on 1 March 2015
Hollywood - various sp: Holleywood, Holewood, Holywood. Mellen - various sp: Mellen, Mellon, Mullin, Millin, Million.
Submitted by Researcher (Robyne Ridge) on 1 March 2015
Read Babette Smith's "The Luck of the Irish". Excellent account of the voyages of the Margaret-Chapter 8, Floating Nurseries. Captain: Edward Canney
Submitted by Researcher (Robyne Ridge) on 1 March 2015

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