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Margaret Chaseling (1777–1815)

Margaret McMahon (c.177-1815) was found guilty in 1795 at Dublin, Ireland, of stealing a watch. Sentenced to seven years transportation she arrived in Sydney in 1796 aboard the Marquis of Cornwallis. She had a son John with John Hammond in 1799 and five children with Thomas Chaseling before they married on 29 November 1812 at St Matthew's Windsor.

Margaret Chaseling died while giving birth on 4 January 1815 at Wilberforce, New South Wales.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • McMahon, Margaret
  • McMann, Margaret

Dublin, Ireland


4 January, 1815 (aged ~ 38)
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

childbirth complications

Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Dublin (Ireland)
Trial Date: 1795


Children: Yes (6)