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Catharine Johnson (1769–1811)

Catherine Harris was found guilty on 7 January 1790 at the Westminster Quarter Sessions, Middlesex, of an unknown crime. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney in July 1791 aboard the Mary Ann as part of the Third Fleet.

Harris had a daughter Elizabeth with Edward Cunningham in November 1793. By 1801 she was living with Sergeant Johnson. She was buried as Catharine Johnson on 29 November 1811 at Sydney; her age was given as 42.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 29 July 2020

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'Johnson, Catharine (1769–1811)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Harris, Catherine

London, Middlesex, England


28 November, 1811 (aged ~ 42)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Passenger Ship
Key Events
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years