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McCalden, Margaret (c. 1766–1828)

Margaret Quin (c.1776-1828) was sentenced to life transportation in 1793 at Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland. She arrived at Sydney aboard the Marquis Cornwallis in February 1796.

Quin was living with Joseph McCalden at Richmond by 1806; they married on 2 August 1811.

Margaret McCalden was buried (as Margaret McCaulding) 'by the Catholics', on 2 August 1828 at Peter's, Richmond; her age was given as 61.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia —

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Quin, Margaret
  • Quinn, Margaret
  • McCauldin, Margaret
  • McAlding, Margaret
  • Macalding, Margaret
  • McCaulding, Margaret

c. 1766


1 August, 1828 (aged ~ 62)
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: life
Court: Tyrone (Ireland)
Trial Date: 1793