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Dalton, Catherine (1803–1866)

Catherine McGrady, whose occupation was described as 'washes, sews and knits', was sentenced to seven years transportation. She arrived in Sydney in 1824 aboard the Almorah. She was described as being 4 feet, 11½ inches tall with a pale, pockpitted and freckled complexion, dark brown hair, and blue eyes. She was living with Michael McQuead in 1827 and married Richard Dalton in 1829. She was then working as a servant for Mrs Mary Connelly.

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'Dalton, Catherine (1803–1866)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 November 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Grady, Catherine
  • McGrady, Catherine
  • McGready, Catherine

Newry, Armagh, Ireland


25 February 1866
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (ovarian)

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