Catherine Peterson (1817–)

CATHERINE PETERSON was a convict woman who was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey, London for stealing printed cotton and sentenced to seven years transportation per Henry Wellesley (1) (1836). In the colony she was incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory where she gave birth to ELIZABETH PETERSON.


Names

  • Alternate: CAROLINE PETERSON (c.f. Old Bailey record)

Timeline

  • Born: 1817, London, England
  • Tried and convicted for stealing printed cotton: 15 June 1835, Old Bailey, London
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Sailed to the Colony of New South Wales per Henry Wellesley (1): 7 October 1835, Portsmouth
  • Arrived in the Colony of New South Wales per Henry Wellesley (1):  7 January 1836, Port Jackson
  • Committed to Windsor Gaol for “refusing to work”:  2 February 1838, Windsor
  • Sentenced to two calendar months in the third class of the Parramatta Female Factory: 2 February 1838, Windsor
  • Transferred to Parramatta Female Factory: > 2 February 1838
  • Daughter ELIZABETH PETERSON born: 14 July 1841, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Daughter ELIZABETH PETERSON baptised: 19 July 1841, St. John’s Church, Parramatta

Description

  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Make: Slender
  • Complexion: Fresh
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Grey

Occupation

  • Servant
  • Convict

Religion

  • Protestant

Sources

  • Ancestry.com, New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  • Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0), 15 June 1835, trial of CAROLINE PETERSON and SARAH SMITH (t18350615-1501), accessed 1 October 2018.
  • Parish Baptism Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • The Digital Panopticon (https://www.digitalpanopticon.org/, version 1.1), Caroline Peterson Life Archive (ID: obpdef1-1501-18350615), accessed 1 October 2018.

Lists

# Convict

# Trial place: Old Bailey

# Ship: Henry Wellesley (1) (1836)

# Year: 1841


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