Margaret Fownes (c1741-1788)
Margaret Fowns, “late of the parish of Quatt (Salop) Widow”, sentenced
to death at Shrewsbury on 4 August 1784 for assault and the theft of a
canister, linen cloth and money.
Margaret was reprieved to transportation for seven years.
was aged 43 when the gaoler asked for her removal, with other prisoners,
from his custody.
23 November 1786 she was ordered to the New Gaol, Southwark and thence
by wagon to Gravesend for embarkation on
Penrhyn on 31 January 1787.
18 June 1788 she was buried at Sydney Cove.
To The Memory of
voyage is over’
It’s time to rest
your weary mind.
The Colony of New
South Wales, is where you may peacefully lie.
Founders of Australia.
Verse: J. Mortimer # 6409.