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Female Convicts

BROWNE, Catherine (BROWN) (ABGR 23316) Born c1786 as she gave her age as 25 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in August 1810.

Her Certificate of Freedom number is 1890; the date of issue is unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Catherine was a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney, the wife of P. Murphy, with two children, also Off Stores. (page 158, number 7037)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of P. Doyle, in Sydney. (page 54, number A02257)

In the 1823-25 Muster Catherine was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of Pat Doyle, Sydney. (page 56, number 13153)

In the 1828 Census for New South Wales she was under Catherine Doyle, was listed as a Catholic, living at Harrington Street, Sydney, Free by Servitude, her occupation was a Publican. Living with her, all born in the Colony, and Catholics, were her seven children, Anne - 16 years, James - 14 years, Charles - 13 years, Catherine - 11 years, Margaret - 8 years, Elizabeth - 4 years and John - 3 years. (1828 Census reference numbers D1488-D1495)

Catherine's Partners have been listed as P. Murphy (1814 Muster) but in the 1822 Muster and 1823-25 Muster she was listed as the wife of P. or Pat Doyle. Patrick Doyle was named in the Historical BDM's Index as the father of her seven children. It is possible that P. Murphy and P. Doyle are one and the same person.


BRYAN, Margaret (ABGR 23324) Born c1771 as she gave her age as 40 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811. Margaret was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the County of Carlow, in August 1808.


BUCKLEY, Catherine (ABGR 23330) Born c1785 as she gave her age as 26 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Cork, in March 1809, for stealing scarlet cloth.

Her Certificate of Freedom number is 1688, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Catherine was a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney, the wife of J. Connor, with two children, also Off Stores. (page 159, number 7096)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of J. Connor, Windsor. They have five unnamed children. (page 61 number A02575-A02580)

In the 1823-25 Muster Catherine was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of John Connor, Windsor. Their five children listed under Buckley, John - 13, Elenor - 11, Catherine - 9, James - 7 and Colin - 4 (page 67, numbers 13820 - 25)

Catherine married John Conner (per Atlas 2) on 9 August, 1812 at St Johns Church, Parramatta.

Found guilty of perjury in November 1826 she was sentenced to three years transportation to Moreton Bay becoming the second woman to be sent there.

June 1827 her husband dies.

She was still at Moreton Bay when the 1828 Census was taken and returned to Sydney on January 1st 1830. (Reference B3018) Catherine remarries in November 1830 to Henry Spence (per Royal Charlotte, 1825)


BULLEN, Bridget (MALLIN, MULLEN, MULLIN) (ABGR 23335) Born c1786 as she gave her age as 25 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Bridget was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Limerick, in August 1809.

Bridget was found drowned in South Creek, now part of Windsor, on February 19th 1814. Magistrates considered that her death was not accidental and a former Providence convict, Francis McGaveren (ABGR 23226) came under suspicion. There was insufficient evidence to bring charges against McGaveren and he was released. McGaveren was executed for cattle and horse theft six years later.


BYRNE, Anne (ABGR 23306) Born c1781 as she gave her age as 30 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Anne was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in March 1809, reputedly for stealing a piece of lace. In July 1812 she was sent to Port Dalrymple on the Lady Nelson.

She married Robert Kettle, (per Fortune 1806) at Port Dalrymple, on March 23rd 1814 and they had six children, Robert c1814, Mary c 1815, Richard c1817, Thomas c1819, Margarete c1820, William c1821.


BYRNE, Catherine (ABGR 23312) Born c1775 as she gave her age as 36 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in June 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place Catherine was a Convict Off Stores, living in Sydney, she was single. (page 154, number 6865)


BYRNE, Margaret (BURNS, BYRNES) (ABGR 23302) Born c1777 as she gave her age as 34 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Margaret was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in April 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place Margaret was a Convict Off Stores, the wife of S. Williams of Windsor. (page 40, number 1753)

When the 1822 Muster took place Margaret was listed under Burns, Free by Servitude and wife of S. Williams of Windsor. (page 65, number A02740)

In the 1823-25 Muster she was Free by Servitude, the wife of Sylvanus Williams (per Glatton 1803) of Parramatta. (page 76, number 14333)

Sylvanus Williams was listed in the 1828 Census (reference W1755) but no mention of Margaret.

Margaret married Silvanus Williams at St Matthews, Church of England, Windsor in 1812 (HISTORICAL BDM's reference V18121344/-3a/1812) and also in St John's Church of England, Parramatta. (Historical BDM's reference V1812534-147a/1812)


CARR, Hesther or Esther (Alias WARE, WERE) (ABGR 23314) Born c1768 as she gave her age as 43 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Hesther was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in January 1807.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 1484, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Hesther was a convict Off Stores at Parramatta, and she was single. (page 78, number 3484)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was Free by Servitude, the wife of J. Were of Parramatta (page 79, number A03345)

In the 1823-25 Muster Hesther was Free by Servitude, the wife of James Ware (per Coromandel 1804) of Parramatta. (page 87, number 14987)

In the 1828 NSW Census she was living with her husband at Castle Hill, in outer Sydney, age 60 and Free by Servitude. (references W0493 & 94)

Hesther was married to James Ware, by Samuel Marsden at St Johns, Parramatta, on October 2nd, 1812. One of the witnesses was John Shein (ABGR 23234) who was a Providence convict. (Historical BDM's, reference number Vol. 147a No 561) All participants signed with their Marks.


CARROLL, Catherine (CREHAN, CRONON) (ABGR 23319) Born c1767 as she gave her age as 44 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in July 1810.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 2707, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Catherine was a Convict Off Stores, her name was given as Crehan, wife to T. Kennedy, a Constable of Sydney, with one child Off Stores. (page 159, number 7079). She was also listed under the spelling of Carroll, a convict Off Stores at the Factory, Parramatta (page 75 number 3323). There was a marriage, by Banns, between Thomas Kennedy (most probably per Atlas 1, 1802) and Catherine Cronon at St Philip's Church of England, Sydney, on December 26th 1814. (Historical BDM's reference V1814-1710-3A/1814)

A child, Mary Ann, was born in Sydney on November 15th 1814.


CAVENAGH, Elinor (CAVANAGH, CAVENAUGH or KAVANAGH) (Alias HUNT, Charlotte) (ABGR 23321) Born c1771 as she gave her age as 40 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Elinor was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the County of Dublin, in August, 1810.

When the 1814 Muster took place Elinor was a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney, the wife of Joseph Hunt, with one child, also Off Stores. (page 160, number 7127)

Elinor received a Colonial Sentence of seven years for theft in 1818 and was Transported to Newcastle.

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Charlotte Hunt, still a convict, and in Government employment at Newcastle. (page 247, number A10814)

In the 1823-25 Muster she claims she Came Free and was still serving a Colonial Sentence in Newcastle. She was (I believe) incorrectly recorded as the daughter of Thomas Hunt. (page 280, number 26144) Elinor and Joseph Hunt had a child, John, born in 1812. (Historical BDM's reference V18122817- 1A/1812)

It is not known whether Elinor ever married Joseph Hunt as on January 7th 1822 he was in the Newcastle Banns List seeking to marry Mary Mears (CSP reel 6008; 3/3504A page 241) and on September 24th 1824 Elinor was also on the Newcastle Banns List in Newcastle seeking to marry John Wilcockson. (CSP reel 6013; 4/3512 page 498)

Elinor received her Certificate of Freedom number 039/3997 on July 11th 1825.


CHURCH, Elizabeth (ABGR 23313) Born c1788 as she gave her age as 23 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Elizabeth was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in January, 1807.

Her Certificate of Freedom number is 1583 and her Absolute Pardon number 10/1583. Both dates are unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Elizabeth was a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney, with two children, also Off Stores. (page 160, number 7129)

Elizabeth and John Barford (Bareford, Barefoot, Barfoot, and Bedford) (per Boyd 1806) married on July 2nd, 1811, in St John's Church of England, Parramatta, by Samuel Marsden. (Historical BDM's references V1811505-147A/1811 & V1811265 3A/1811)

Children from the marriage are Rose c1813 whose partner was John Wilcox, Elizabeth c1814, John c1816, Michael c1818, Anne c1822, Ellen c1823, Bridget c1826, William c1827 and George c1830 married Louisa S(T) oden. (source Patricia Bates & Jennifer Burrell)

In May 1820 Elizabeth, her husband John and their children went to Port Dalrymple.


COLLOGAN, Anne (CALLAGHAN, COLLAGAN, COLLEGAN, COLLIGAN, COLLIGHAN, COLLOGAN, CORRIGAN, CORROGAN) (ABGR 23305) Born c1771 as she gave her age as 40 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Anne was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in February, 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place Anne was a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney, living with William Halfpenny. (page 153, number 6799)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of J Hatchell, of Sydney. (page 110, number A04723 & page 217, number A09516)

In the 1823-25 Muster Anne was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of John Hatchett, (per Hebe 1820) Sydney. (page 119, number 16831 & page 249, number 24341) Anne was also listed as Free by Servitude, at Norfolk Island. (page 79 number 14492)

It is not known whether Anne ever married Hatchell as in 1821 she married Joseph Binnings (per Prince Regent 11, 1st voyage, 1821) and Hatchett married Ann Caffray also in 1821.

On January 19th 1824 she was convicted of receiving stolen goods and was sent to Port Macquarie for three years.

She received her Certificate of Freedom, number 106-6008, on January 30th 1827.


CONOLLY, Catherine (CONNELLY, CONNOR) (ABGR 23317) Born c1793 as she gave her age as 18 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in April 1810.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 388, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Catherine was single and a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney, with one unnamed child, also Off Stores. (page 155, number 6915)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, and was a lodger at Thomas Kemps, in Sydney. (page 102, number A04370) Catherine was also listed as Free by Servitude and living at Parramatta with her two unnamed children, aged seven and five. (pages 102, numbers A04395 -97) Also at the same address was Thomas Coyle, (ABGR 23195) another Providence convict.

The 1823-25 Muster has Catherine dying in Wilberforce. (page 659, number 16399)

Was her eldest child named Ellen Connor? The 1828 Census records 14 year old Ellen Connor (reference C2122 & B0866) working at Prospect as a servant for Denis Begley (ABGR 23247) an ex Providence convict. This may well be a coincidence?


CONOLLY, Mary or Margaret (ABGR 23307) Born c1781 as she gave her age as 30 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in February, 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place she was recorded as Margaret Connolly, a single Convict Off Stores, in Sydney. (page 156, number 6962) There is some doubt this is the correct Conolly


CUMMINGS, Mary (ABGR 23331) Born c1791 as she gave her age as 20 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in County Galway, in August 1810.

Convict Records indicate that Mary was un-loaded at Cork and didn't go to Port Jackson.


DOGHERTY, (DOGERTY) Mary or Margaret (ABGR 23318) Born c1781 as she gave her age as 30 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in August 1810.

She received a Certificate of Freedom number 2262, date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Mary was a Convict Off Stores, in Gaol at Parramatta. (page 74, number 3249)

In the 1822 Muster she claimed she Came Free and was living in Sydney with her husband J. Miller. (page 136, number A05891) Joseph Miller (per Atlas 1816) was listed as the husband of M Dogerty, also listed was Miller's daughter Mary Ann. (page 335, numbers A14728 & 29)

Mary was sentenced to two years Transportation to Port Macquarie in June 1822 but unsure whether she was ever sent there. (CSP reel 6010; 4/3508, page 610)

In the 1823-25 Muster she was listed as Free by Servitude and was a Housekeeper in Sydney. (page 154, number 18846) Joseph Miller was also living in Sydney and his occupation was listed as chair-maker although there was no mention that he was the husband of Dogherty. (page 396, number 32881. There was no record relating to their daughter, Mary Ann.

The 1828 Census has Mary recorded under the name Fearney living in Harrington Street, Sydney with Joseph Fearney. (per Indian, 1810) Also living with the Fearneys was Mary Ann Miller and Elizabeth Fearney. (references F0249 -F0251 & M2452)


DONOVAN, Margaret (ABGR 23328) No record of her age on arrival in Australia.

Margaret was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in County Cork, in August 1810.

Sent to Van Diemen's Land, date unknown.


DOYLE, Elinor or Eleanor (ABGR 23322) Born c1791 as she gave her age as 20 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Elinor was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried at the City of Dublin, on 8th June 1810.

She was sent to Port Dalrymple in July 1812 on the Lady Nelson.

On March 25th 1816 she was acquitted of breaking into a dwelling house but was sentenced to confinement for three days and to be fed bread and water. In addition she was compelled to sit in the stocks for a period no longer than one hour every day.

She received her Certificate of Freedom on 16 April, 1824.

Elinor was at Coal River when the Muster was taken in 1821 and was still there when the 1823 Muster was taken, working at Stynes and Troy as a servant.

Her Certificate of Freedom was issue in April 1824. (Tasmanian Archives)


DRISCOLL, Mary (ABGR 23326)

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried at County Cork, in August 1810.

Mary died of Consumption on board the Providence on May 10th 1811. (source, Ships Log)


FAHEY, Honora or Nora (FAHIE, FAYE) (ABGR 23332) Born c1786 as she gave her age as 25 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Honora was sentenced to seven years transportation when she tried at the Town of Galway, in August 1809.

Honora received a secondary Colonial Sentence two months after her arrival at Port Jackson and was sent north to Newcastle for one year on September 9th 1811.

In the 1814 Muster she was in Sydney. (page 153 number 6838)


GAREVAN, Mary (GALVIN, GAREVAN, GARVIN, GAVERAN or ASHTON) (ABGR 23315) Born c1786 as she gave her age as 25 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in May 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place she was a Convict Off Stores at the Factory, Parramatta. (page 74, number 3280)

Mary was sent to Van Diemen's Land during February 1816, per the Emu.

Sentenced to seven years Transportation in 1831 when she was convicted of stealing a pocket book valued at one shilling.

In 1835 she was assigned to her un-named husband. Could be Ashton.

She finally received her Certificate of Freedom in March 1838, 27 years after arrival in the Colony. (Tasmanian Archives)


GLEESON, Mary (ABGR 23333) Born c1781 as she gave her age as 30 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried at Kings County, in August 1809.

Mary died at Sydney on 12th July 1813, age 28 years. (CSP reel 6024, Return of Funerals, Sydney, for the quarter ending March 31st 1812)


GLINN, Catherine (GLENN, GLYNN) (ABGR 23323) Born c1766 as she gave her age as 45 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in County Antrim, in March 1810.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 1908, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place she was a Convict Off Stores to Mrs. Packer of Sydney. (page 153, number 6837)

Departed the colony on the Ship Davis Shaw, bound for England, on Thursday May 23rd 1818.


GLYNN, Elizabeth (ABGR 23339) Born c1785 as she gave her age as 26 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Elizabeth was sentenced to transportation for Life when she was tried in County Tipperary, in March 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place she was a Convict Off Stores, at Windsor, with two children, Joseph and Sarah, also Off Stores, and the wife of H Smith. (page 43, number 1845)

When the 1822 Muster took place Elizabeth was still a Convict but she claimed her sentence was for seven years. She was a Government Servant (page 187, number A08173) to H. People, who was Free by Servitude, a landholder of Liverpool. (page 378, number A16656)

In the 1823-25 Muster Elizabeth was now Free by Servitude (page 214, number 22323) and the wife of Henry People (per Coromandel 1 (1) 1802) a landowner of Campbelltown. There are two children listed, Joseph age 14 and Mary age 9 (page 451, numbers 36063 & 65)

When the Census for NSW was taken in 1828 Elizabeth was under the name of Smith and living at Airds with her husband Henry Smith. (references S1438 -39) Their eldest child, Joseph, was an Apprentice at George Street, Sydney, (reference S1574) while their youngest child, Mary, was a servant in Castlereagh Street, Sydney. (reference S1610)

Elizabeth Glynn married Henry Smith of Richmond Hill at St Johns, Parramatta on October 12th 1811. Both signed with their Marks. (Smith and People it seems are the same person). (Historical BDM's number 511 Vol: 147A)

Another child, Sarah, was born to the couple in 1814 but no trace of her in the Musters or 1828 Census.


HENNESSEY, Catherine (ABGR 23334) Born c1787 as she gave her age as 24 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Catherine was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in County Limerick, in March 1809.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 1718, the date unknown.

When the 1822 Muster took place Catherine was Free by Servitude and a Widow living in Sydney. (page 223, number A09779)


KAVENAGH, Rose (CARANAGH, CAVANAGH, KAVANAGH) (Alias CALAGHAN or CALLAGHAN) (ABGR 23304) Born c1769 as she gave her age as 42 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Rose was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in April 1809.

Rose was married on November 15th 1811 to John Callagan at St Matthews Windsor. (Historical BDM's Vol: 3A Number 1295)

When the 1814 Muster took place she was a Convict Off Stores, with one child, also Off Stores, and the wife of J Calaghan, of Windsor. (page 43, number 1852)

When the 1822 Muster took place Rose was Free by Servitude, with one child, the wife of John Calaghan (per Britannia 1797) of Windsor. (page 84, numbers A03563-64 & page 74, number A03136)

In the 1823-25 Muster she was Free by Servitude and the wife of James Callaghan of Windsor. (page 92, number 15253 & page 83, number 14716) A son, Hugh, age 12 was also recorded. (page 83, number 14744)

When the 1828 Census was taken she was recorded under the name of Rose Callaghan, residing at Cornwallis with her husband John Callaghan and their son, Hugh, born around 1813. (references C0073 - C0075)

It appears as though John Callaghan may have died at Windsor during 1838.


KELLY, Mary (ABGR 23301) Born c1786 as she gave her age as 25 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in April 1809.

She received a Certificate of Freedom, number 2066, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster (page 156/6973)took place Mary was listed as a Convict Off Stores living in Sydney, with her husband Patrick Buckley (ABGR 23199) also a Providence convict. Two children, both Off Stores, were recorded as being with their parents. One, Bridget, was born in June 1813.

It is assumed that Mary Kelly died before the 1822 Musters were taken as only Bridget was recorded, listed as an orphan. (page 62, number A02596) Confusingly records indicate that Bridget was admitted to the Female Orphan Institution at George Street, Sydney, on August 14th 1823. A day later her younger sister, Ann, was also admitted to the orphanage. (CSP reel 6040; 4/403 page 107)

The 1823-25 Musters record that two of Mary's children, Ann and Thomas are with their father in Sydney while Bridget was still at the Orphans School. (page 68, numbers 13846-47 and 13849)

Bridget Buckley married James Ward in 1832 and had seven children. Eliza Frances Ward married Edward Shrewsbury, Rebecca Ward married William Beatton, Anne Ward, Caroline Ward married James Lomax, James F. E. Ward, Mary L Ward, Emily A. Ward and Albert Ward. (source Ian Thomson, Buckley Family Historian)

Tie this sector to Patrick Buckley (ABGR 23199) in the Providence Male Convicts section.


KIRK, Martha (ABGR 23311) Born c1786.

Martha was sentenced to seven years transportation, when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in June 1809.

Martha died at sea on June 19th, 1811. (Ship's Log)


LYONS, Mary (Alias DAWS, DOWNS) (ABGR 23336) Born c1785 as she gave her age as 26 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Limerick, in March 1810.

She received her Certification of Freedom number 1891, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Mary was a servant to James Rand per Surprise. (page 82, number 3641)

James Dorr, per Surrey, married Mary Lyons. (Historical BDM's V1817/2097. 3A/1817)

Banns list for Parramatta, Samuel Marsden, 1 September 1817 Also Banns list for Liverpool, Rev. Youl, August 1817 James Dew, prisoner Surrey (1) age 40 years, carpenter, Mary Lyons, Free by Servitude, 40 years, servant.

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, (page 138, number A05978 & page 302 number A13261) the wife of James Dorr (per Surrey 1814) of Windsor. (page 138, number A05987)

In the 1823-25 Muster Mary was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of James Dorr, Landholder of Castlereagh, Evan. (page 351, number 30297 & page 156, number 18977)

In the 1828 Census for New South Wales she was residing at Westmores, Evan with her husband James Dorr. (references D1321-22)


McDERMOTT, Bridget (McDERMOT) (ABGR 23320) Born c1786 as she gave her age as 25 on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Bridget was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in January 1810.

When the 1814 Muster took place Bridget was a Convict Off Stores, the wife of R Kehoe (possibly Roger Keogh, per Tellicherry 1806) of Parramatta. (page 78, number 3454)

Bridget McDermott married Patrick Lutwyche by Banns at Liverpool, in July 1818. (CSP reel 6006; 4/3499, page 10 & Historical BDM's numbers V18182257 -3A/1818)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was Free by Servitude, the wife of Patrick Ledwick of Liverpool. (page 307, number A13481 & page 288, number A12672)

In 1823-25 Muster Bridget was Free by Servitude, a Government Employee at Liverpool. Patrick Ledwick was also at Liverpool, recorded as a labourer. (page 359, number 30720 & page 334, number 29310)

The 1828 Census is more confusing. They are both recorded under the name of Ledwesh. (reference L0485-6) Bridget was recorded as arriving on the Baring 1811. This is incorrect as the Baring made two trips, one in 1815, the other in 1819. All convicts on those voyages were males. (source, Uebel)


McEVATT, Bridget (McEVETT, McWHITT) (ABGR 23303) Born c1781 as she gave her age as 30 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Bridget was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in April 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place Bridget was a Convict Off Stores, A Servant to Michael Kavangh (per Atlas 1 (11)1802) of Windsor. (page 42, number 1827)

When the 1822 Muster took place, under the name of McEvett, she was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of M Cavanagh of Windsor. (page 309, number A013606 & page 83, number A03551)

In the 1823-25 Muster Bridget was listed as Free by Servitude, and with Mr. Cavannagh of Richmond. (page362, number 30929 & page 92, number 15244)

She received her Certificate of Freedom, number 022/2183, on May 13th 1824.

In the 1828 Census for New South Wales she was under the name of McWhitt, a housekeeper to Michael Cavenor. (references M1352 & C 0765)


MULLHOLLAND, Mary (MULHOLLAND, MULHOLM)) (ABGR 23308) Born c1793 as she gave her age as 18 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in June 1809.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 1892, the date unknown.

Mary married Laurence Kearnan, (per Rolla 1803) at St John's, Parramatta, Sydney, on Monday June 15th 1812.

Mary was sent to Newcastle in January 1813.

Her husband departed the colony during 1818.

No other records for her.


MURPHY, Honora (ABGR 23329) Born c1771 as she gave her age as 40 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Honora was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Cork, in August 1810.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 2050, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Honora was single and a Convict Off Stores, in Sydney. (Page 153, number 6829)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, the servant of J Connor. (Page 350, number A15394)


NEIL, Elinor, alias Hannah (NEAL, NEILD, NEILL) (alias BUNN & BURN) (ABGR 23310) Born c1776 as she gave her age as 35 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Elinor was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in June 1809.

When the 1814 Muster took place Elinor was a Convict Off Stores, at the Factory, Parramatta, with one child, also Off Stores. (page 76, number 3352)

When the 1822 Muster took place she was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of J Murphy, (per Tellicherry 1806) a Landowner at Windsor. (page 355, number A15652 & page350, number A15420)

In the 1823-25 Muster Elinor was listed as the wife of John Murphy, Castlereagh, Evan. (page 423, number 34470 & page 416, number 34037)

The 1828 Census records that the Murphys are at Evan and that John was a Farmer. (references M3573 - 74)

Elinor and John Murphy married in 1829 (Historical BDM's number V1829335 & V1829337 ¨C 127/1829) and their children were Bridget born c1812, Catherine born c1813, and John born c1814. (Historical BDM's numbers V18133004 1A/1813, V1813168 7/18113, V1813180 1A/1813, V1813256 7/1813 & V18143471 1A/1814)

The above three children were recorded in the 1828 Census. Bridget (reference M3591) was working as a Maid for John Keane at Bathurst. Catherine (reference M3636) was a Servant working for Richard Hunt at Parramatta. John (reference M3485) was working for a Publican, John Rochester, in Sussex Lane, Sydney. No marriage details are known for the above children.

Elinor Neil was accompanied to Port Jackson by her first husband, John Burns or Byrne who may have been a Providence convict, (ABGR 23224) and their daughter, Esther (c1804 - 1861). It is understood that Burns died in Sydney around 1812.

Esther Burns/Byrne married James Levers in 1820. They had seven children, Thomas c1817, John c1820, Elizabeth 1820 - 1894, Mary Ann 1822 married George Purdy Frost, Eleanor 1823 married George Rope, Esther 1825 married Charles Hunt and William 1828 married Eliza Buckton. When Levers died Esther married Thomas Behan and had at least six more children, Patrick, Andrew, Timothy John, Thomas and Michael. (source is several Family Historians)


ODONNELL, Ann (ABGR 23342) Born c1761.

Ann was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried at Tipperary County, in August 1809.

Ann boarded the Providence on November 30th but was off loaded on December 7th and returned to Cork Gaol, and isn't therefore listed in the Providence Convict Indent. (Ship's Log)


POWER, Mary (POOR) (ABGR 23340) Born c1781 as she gave her age as 30 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried at Tipperary County, in August 1809.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 1820, the date not known.

Mary was sent to Van Dieman's Land in February 1812 on the Ruby. She was a servant of Andrew Geils, the Commandant at VDL. (CSP 6044; 4/1729, page 260)


QUINLAN, Judith (QUINLIN) (ABGR 23337) Born c1792 as she gave her age as 19 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Judith was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Limerick, in August 1810.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 1944, the date not known.

Judith was sent to Van Dieman's Land in June 1812, per Lady Nelson.

The Hobart Town Gazette, dated November 30th 1816, carried a report that a Thomas Murphy (per Indefatigable 1, 1812) and a woman he cohabitated with, Judith Quinlan, had escaped from Port Dalrymple and arrived at Hobart Town. They were apprehended and charged with murdering Jacob Cabusa. They must have been found not guilty as a year later they are recorded as being married by Banns. They are also recorded in the 1819 -21 Musters living in Port Dalrymple.


QUINN, Bridget (QUIN) (ABGR 23309) Born c1793 as she gave her age as 18 when she arrived in Australia, in 1811.

Bridget was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in the City of Dublin, in June 1809.

She received her Certificate of Freedom number 401, the date unknown.

Bridget Quinn and Morris Hickey (per Boyd 1809) were married by Samuel Marsden at St Johns Church of England, on June 1st, 1812. (Historical BDM's number V1812/1360. 3A/1812)

When the 1814 Muster took place Bridget was a Convict Off Stores, the wife of M Hickey, of Parramatta. (page 28, number 3457 & page 62, number 2735)

In the 1823-25 Muster she was listed as Free by Servitude, the wife of Maurice Hickey, who has a Conditional Pardon and was a Labourer at Parramatta. Their son James is also with them. (page 470, number 37179, page 260, number 24994 & 24996)

In the 1828 Census for New South Wales she was recorded under the name of Bridget Hickey, living with her husband, Morris Hickey, a Hedger, and their two children, James and Eleanor (Ref H1652 - 55)

Nothing is known about the eldest child James Hickey, born c1815.

Eleanor Hickey was born around c1818 and died in 1875. At around the age of 15 she married Thomas Boyd (per Isabella 1 - 2) at St Mary's, Sydney during 1834. Eleanor and Thomas's children were; (1) Elizabeth Boyd, c1834, she married James McGrain Reilly & Richard Beck. (2) John Boyd c1837. (3) Margaret Boyd c1839 married Robert John Crouch. (4) Hellen Boyd c1842. (5)Thomas Boyd c1845. (6) James Boyd c1846. (7) Rosanna Boyd c1848 married Robert Currie. (8) Mary Ann Boyd c1850 married James Allen. (9) Ellen Boyd c1852 married Archibald Clee. (10)Bridget Boyd c1855. (11 & 12)Twins Edward & Robert Patrick Quin Boyd c1863. Another son, Thomas Hickey, was born to Bridget and Maurice but it is assumed he died in infancy. (source Neil B. Gill, a Boyd/Hickey Family Historian)


QUINN, Mary (ABGR 23338) Born c1761 as she gave her age as 50 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Mary was sentenced to transportation for Life when she was tried in County Meath, in March 1809.


SHEEHAN, Mary (ABGR 23327) (SHEAHAN) Mary was sentenced to seven years transportation when she was tried in County Cork, in August 1810.

When the 1814 Muster took place Mary was a single Convict Off Stores, living in Sydney. (Page 157, number 6988)

Permission to Marry by Banns List, Sydney, 6 January 1817, Christopher Downs, (per Boyd 1809) and Mary Sheehan, convict, Providence. (CSO Reel 6005 4/3495, pages 450 -1)

Christopher Downes was recorded in the 1822 Muster (page 140, reference A06082 & page 548, reference B00574) as a Landholder at Liverpool but no mention of Mary Sheehan.

The 1823 - 25 Muster has him at Minto (page 158, reference 19101) again there isn't any mention of Mary Sheehan.


SULLIVAN, Ellinor or Eleanor or Ellen (ABGR 23325) Born c1789 as she gave her age as 22 years on arrival in Australia, in 1811.

Ellinor was sentenced to transportation for Life when she was tried in the County of Cork, in March 1810.

She received her Ticket of Leave number 503, the date unknown.

When the 1814 Muster took place Ellinor was a Convict Off Stores, at the Factory, Parramatta. (page 75, number 3322)

When the 1822 Muster took place she had a Ticket of Leave and was the wife of Patrick Carroll of Sydney. (page 461, number 20357)

There was a Patrick Carroll (ABGR 23250) who came per the Providence. (Page 80, numbers A03403 and A03412) and it is possible they married.

In the 1823-25 Muster Ellinor claimed she had received a seven year sentence and was Free by Servitude, not Life. She was listed as the wife of Pat Carrol. (page 555, number 42079 & page 89, number 15074) In the 1828 Census for New South Wales Ellinor was at the Female Factory, Parramatta. (Ref S2807)