Margaret Dunleavy (1821–)

Irish convict woman tried and convicted for stealing clothes and money in Londonderry in 1838 and sentenced to seven years transportation per Margaret (2) (1839). incarcerated at the Parramatta Female Factory. Mother of HENRY DUNLEAVY.


  • Alternate: MARGARET DUNLEVEY (c.f. son’s baptism record)


  • Born: 1821, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Tried and convicted of stealing clothes and money: 1 August 1838, Londonderry
  • Sentenced to seven years transportation
  • Sailed for the Colony of New South Wales per Margaret (2): 1 September 1838, Kingstown, Ireland
  • Arrived in the Colony of New South Wales per Margaret (2): 5 January 1839, Port Jackson
  • Son HENRY DUNLEAVY born: 25 August 1841, lying-in hospital, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Son HENRY DUNLEAVY baptised: 5 September 1841, St. John’s Church, Parramatta


  • Height: 4 feet 9 and a half inches
  • Complexion: Dark ruddy and freckled
  • Hair: Dark brown
  • Eyes: Dark hazel
  • General Remarks: two scars on top of centre of forehead, red mark outside left eye, small scar on left cheekbone, scar on fore finger of left hand


  • Child’s maid


  • Catholic


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