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Catherine Mortimer (c. 1799–1836)

Catherine Hamilton (née Porter) was sentenced to seven years transportation for feloniously stealing from her lodgings a rug, value 14 shillings; a table-cloth, value 4 shillings; two napkins, value 2 shillings; a petticoat, value 3 shillings; four handkerchiefs, value 4 shillings; a shift, value 4 shillings and a flat-iron, value 6 pence. She arrived in Sydney in 1806 aboard the William Pitt and by the end of the year had been granted a ticket of leave and was living with Richard Mortimer. They were married on 12 June 1809.

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Alternative Names
  • Mortimere, Catherine
  • Hamilon, Catherine
  • Hambleton, Catherine
  • Porter, Catherine
  • Hembleton, Catherine

c. 1799


26 July, 1836 (aged ~ 37)
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years