Honora Bagnall biography

Honora Bagnall biography

Honora Bagnall, nee Geary, was born around 1809 in Connough, Galway, Ireland. Under a sentence of seven years transportation to NSW for stealing three pigs. She arrived in Sydney on 27 September 1831. Honora married William Bagnall on 11 May 1835 and on 19 Oct 1835 she was sentenced to 5 years transportation to Moreton Bay penal settlement for stealing cloth. When the penal settlement closed, Honora returned to Sydney per Sophia Jane, arriving 22 May 1839. She returned to Darlinghurst Gaol, but was soon released. Honora died on 10 June 1868 at Campbells River, NSW. Honora’s ancestor, Rosemary Foran, has kindly shared her family research material to allow the creation of this biography.

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