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Catherine Dalton (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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Life Summary [details]

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

Newry, Armagh, Ireland


25 February, 1866 (aged ~ 63)
Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (ovarian)

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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years