Jane Carr

Born 1875 in Drogheda Co. Louth  Ireland

Found guilty in Lancaster, England on 21 March 1818 of receiving stolen goods and sentenced to 14 years. She arrived in Australia in January 1820. Her husband Barney Carr was transported a few months earlier (See: "Grenada").

Jane had her daughter Maria on board and may have also had other children travelling.

She was listed at the government factory in Parramatta in 1822 with two children, aged 4 and 1 years. Her daughter Maria was 11 years old and employed  by T. Edwards in Sydney.

Jane is recorded as living in Kent street in 1824 with her husband Barny assigned to her.

Jane had five children - Maria, William, Thomas, Jane and Catherine.

She died in 1850 and was buried at Botany.

Her daughter Maria married an Irish ex convict named Patrick Conlon who became a respectable publican.


This information was kindly supplied by Karen Hodges, a decendant of Maria.


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