Margaret Delaney (c.1799-)

Irish house maid from County Cork who was tried at Cork in 1823 and sentenced to seven years transportation to New South Wales. She was 25 years old on arrival in the colony per the Almorah (3) (1824) and by 1826 she was a Parramatta Female Factory inmate.


Police Reports

FEBRUARY 4.—MARGARET DELANEY, prisoner of the crown, charged with general misconduct and disobedience in her service, and particularly with having beaten and ill treated the infant child of her mistress, who had committed it to her care. To the third class of prisoners at the Factory.

See Original:THE POLICE,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 8 February 1826, p.3


Timeline

  • Born: Cork, Ireland, c.1799
  • Convicted: County Cork, Ireland, 1823
  • Sentenced: 7 Years Transportation
  • Transported per Almorah (3) (1824)
  • Arrived in New South Wales per Almorah (3) (1824): 1824
  • Committed to Sydney Gaol: 3 February 1826
  • Sentenced to Female Factory Third Class for secondary offence: General Sessions Sydney, 4 February 1826
    • Crime: “General Neglect,” specifically “”general misconduct and disobedience in her service, and particularly with having beaten and ill treated the infant child of her mistress”
  • Discharged from Sydney Gaol to the Female Factory Second Class: 4 February 1826

Sources

  • Margaret Delaney,” in Peter Mayberry, Irish Convicts to New South Wales, 1788-1849), accessed 4 March 2017
  • “Margaret Delaney: 3 February 1826,” in New South Wales Government, Entrance books [Sydney Gaol], NRS 2514, Reel 851, (State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia)
  • THE POLICE,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 8 February 1826, p.3

Lists

# Convict

# Irish

# Ship: Almorah (3) (1824)

# Second Female Factory

# Year: 1826

# Third Class