Born C. 1802 Kilkenny, Ireland
Catherine Howe was born C. 1802 in Kilkenny, Ireland to Garretts and Catherine Howe. She worked as a farm servant and was given seven years transportation to Australia, after being tried for stealing clothes in April, 1828. Catherine arrived in Sydney on the ‘City of Edinburgh’ on the 12th of November, 1828 from Cork, Ireland (just after the 1828 Census was taken). Catherine Howe married James Harrison on the 13th of September, 1829 and was granted a Ticket of Freedom in 1835. In 1836, in Colo, New South Wales, the couple had a daughter and named her Jane. Several years later, James Harrison passed away.
Catherine went on to marry James Moran on the 28th of June, 1847 at the Church of St. Lima, Half Moon Reach, Hawkesbury River. James Moran was also a convict who arrived here on the ‘Isabella’ on the 16th of December, 1823.