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Application for relief from female convicts with children

    Letter from Dr Edward Trevor, Dublin, to Henry Goulburn, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, seeking determination on issue of female convicts with responsibility for children being transported to New South Wales, Australia: includes note from Trevor on prisoner Catherine Kerwan, whose ‘conduct was violent in the extreme’ and reflects with near thirty years experience of prison life behind him ‘I never Witnessed so depraved and ill conducted wretches as the generality of the female Convicts now in Kilmainham’; includes memorial from Kerwan, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, to Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle, requesting modification of sentence for crime of larceny on account of having two small children and being pregnant with a third; also includes memorial from Mary Ann Kerwan [Kirwan], Kilmainham Gaol, to Wellesley, seeking permission to serve time at home rather than face transportation on charge of theft from John Rutherford at fair of Manorhamilton, County Leitrim: claims to have a family of ‘4 helpless children’. 4 items; 9pp

    Original source name : Application for relief from female convicts with children
    English translation : Application for relief from female convicts with children
    Creator : Administration
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Reference number : CSO/RP/1822/2122
    Language(s) : English
    Geographical coverage : Ireland, Australia
    Year(s) : 11 Oct 1822- 30 Oct 1822
    Theme 1 : family
    Theme 2 : legal
    Archive name : An Chartlann Náisiúnta
    Archive name (English) : National Archives
    Archive address : Bishop Street, Dublin 8, Ireland D08 DF90
    City : Dublin
    Country : Ireland
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