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Catharine MALONEAge: 71 years17701841

Name
Catharine MALONE
Given names
Catharine
Surname
MALONE
Married name
Catharine BUTTS
Birth about 1770
Publication: August 2008
Family Research
Was Catherine connected with John Worthington?

Note: For many years we have shown Catherine as the mother of the three Worthington boys born to John Wort…
Convicted
for theft and sentenced to 7 years transportation
April 1792 (Age 22 years)
Text:

EDWARD WARRINGTON and ELIZABETH ROACH

Edward WARRINGTON was born in Dapto in on the 9th of January 1843 (ref 1), however the story of the Warrington family begins in Ireland in 1770 with the birth of Catharine MALONE.

a) Catharine MALONE: Catharine was tried at Dublin in 1792 for the theft of money from Francis Hopkins and was transported to Australia for seven years (ref 2). She arrived on the “Sugar Cane” in 1793 (ref 3). Catharine had an eventful life, with four husbands/de factos and five children, including a daughter Sarah who died at the age of two, and four sons. The father of the elder three boys was John Worthington (WARRINGTON) and the father of the fourth son, William, was a convict named FRY. Catherine and the children endured some very difficult times, with Catharine being sentenced to a term in the Female Cloth Factory (prison) for a break and enter offence, and the two eldest boys being admitted into the Orphan School in Parramatta (ref 4). William was born in 1812, but was not christened until 1826 and his baptism certificate does not name the father, and names him as William FRY MALONE (ref 5).

b) William WARRINGTON William Fry MALONE (WARRINGTON) began a relationship with Louisa KNOWLAND in 1833 and they were married in Dapto in 1841 (ref 6). Due to the fact that certificates were hand-written and sometimes very hard to decipher, the record of William’s marriage to Louisa is actually listed under the name of “HARRINGTON” rather than Warrington. Louisa was the daughter of David KNOWLAND and Mary SMITH, both English convicts. David was born in England in about 1772 and was transported on the Third Fleet vessel “Neptune” in 1790 after being convicted at the age of 14 in the Old Bailey on 25 June 1788 for housebreaking (ref 7). Mary SMITH was born in Hampshire in 1776 and transported on the “Nile” in 1801 (ref 8).

c) David KNOWLAND David KNOWLAND became a respectable citizen in Sydney after serving the term of his sentence. David married Mary SMITH in 1810 (ref 9) after the birth of their daughters Louisa in 1808 and Mary in 1809 (ref 10). David’s record in the Colonial Secretary’s Papers indicates he was given a grant of land in 1814 and in 1818 was appointed as guardian to Thomas Warrington who was the son of Catharine MALONE and elder brother of William WARRINGTON (ref 11). David died in 1837 (ref 12) and Mary died in 1865 (ref 13).

Louisa KNOWLAND, also known as Lucy, was 18 when she married James JACKSON in 1826 (ref 14). The death of James is recorded in 1826 (ref 15) after which Lucy began her relationship with William WARRINGTON. As noted above, William was the younger brother of Thomas Warrington and it may be assumed that the relationship between William and Louisa was a result of the family connection developed whilst David was Thomas' guardian. The marriage of William and Lucy is recorded as occurring in Dapto in the NSW BDM Index in September 1841 (ref 16) although their first child was born in 1834 (ref 17). They had nine children, including Edward WARRINGTON who was born in Dapto on the 9th of January 1843 (ref 18).

William WARRINGTON died in Braidwood in 1894 (ref 19) but Louisa’s death is not recorded in NSW BDM.

Edward WARRINGTON married Elizabeth ROACHE (ROACH) in Wollongong on 5 February 1861 (ref 20). Edward signed the marriage certificate with his “X” mark and as Elizabeth was under the age of 21, the certificate states the marriage took place with the consent of her father James ROACHE.

d) James ROACH James ROACH was born in Doneraile, County Cork, Ireland in about 1807, the son of farm labourer Thomas ROACH and Julia MELLAN (ref 21). James is listed as a free man living in Dapto on the 1841 NSW Census (ref 22). He married Mary Ann MILNE in Dapto in 1843 and they had six children, the eldest being Elizabeth. There is no record of Elizabeth’s birth in BDM, but the birth records of her own children indicate she was born in 1842 or 1843. Mary Ann MILNE died in 1854 (ref 23) and was buried in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Wollongong on 12 May. James ROACH was married again in 1855 to Helen WILLIAMS (ref 24) and fathered another daughter, Ellen. James died on 28 July 1873 (ref 25) and his death certificate states he had lived in NSW for 49 years, so he would have arrived in the colony in about 1824. His occupation is listed as farmer.

Edward WARRINGTON and Elizabeth ROACH: Edward and Elizabeth had six children, with the elder four bearing the surname WARRINGTON and the younger two being named FRY. The youngest child was born on 31 July 1870 and his name is given as Ernest Roach FRY, with the father’s name as Edward Warrington FRY (ref 26). There is no record of Elizabeth’s death in NSW BDM, however Edward married Mary Ann TEASDALE in Cooma in 1874 (ref 27) and had three more children. Edward died on 13 August 1895 (ref 28) but his death certificate does not show any details of his marriage to Elizabeth, nor does it name any of the children of this marriage. However it lists his parents as being William Warrington and Lucy Nowlan (Louisa Knowland), so it is the same person. Edward’s occupation is given as farmer on his death certificate, although it was given as labourer on Angelina’s birth certificate in 1863 (ref 29) and sawyer on Ernest’s certificate in 1870 (ref 30).

Children of Edward WARRINGTON and Elizabeth ROACH:

Francis Mathias Fry WARRINGTON 22 Feb 1862 Broulee Angelina Lucy WARRINGTON 30 June 1863 Broulee Albert Edward WARRINGTON 16 Nov 1864 Broulee Edgar James Fry WARRINGTON 28 Jan 1867 Broulee Mary T FRY 1869 Ulladulla Ernest Roach FRY 31 July 1870 Milton

REFERENCE SOURCES: 1 NSW Birth Certificate ref V18431503 121A/1843 2 A Nimble Fingered Tribe by 3 Irish Convicts to NSW provided by Peter Mayberry 4 Lesley Uebel’s Convict Anthology 5 NSW Birth Certificate ref: V18127499/ 1C/1812 6 NSW Marriage Certificate ref V182137 123/1841 7 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 8 Colonial Secretary Index 1788 – 1825 and Convict Women to NSW 9 NSW Marriage Certificate ref V18101016 3A/1810 10 NSW Birth Certificate V18092109 1A/1809 11 Colonial Secretary Index 1788 - 1825 12 NSW Death Certificate ref V18372636 21/1837 13 NSW Death Certificate ref 301/1865 14 NSW Marriage certificate ref 15 NSW Death Certificate V1826642 10/1826 16 NSW Marriage certificate ref V184137 123/1841 17 Colbran Genealogy, Rootsweb 18 NSW Birth Certificate ref V18431503 121A/1843 19 NSW Death Certificate 3272/1894 20 NSW Marriage Certificate ref 3111/1861 21 NSW Death Certificate 1873/007464 22 NSW Census of the Year 1841 23 NSW Burial Certificate 22o Vol: 122A 24 NSW Marriage Certificate ref no: V1855133 123/1855 25 NSW Death Certificate 1873/007464 26 NSW Birth Certificate ref: 1870/017954 27 NSW Marriage Certificate ref: 2165/1874 28 NSW Death Certificate ref 7954/1895 29 NSW Birth Certificate 1863/006436 30 NSW Birth Certificate 1870/017954

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Citation details: Page 162
Note: Charge: Catherine Malone and Ann McNamara, for stealing £3.19.7½. the property of Francis Hopkins.
Convict
Arrived on the "Sugar Cane"
September 17, 1793 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Note: The "Sugar Cane" of 403 tons, sailed from Cork in Ireland on 12 April 1793 under the command of Thom…
Religious marriageWilliam BUTTSView this family
June 5, 1794 (Age 24 years)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Citation details: V1794270 3A/1794 BUTTS WILLIAM MALONE CATHARINE CB
Butts - William and Malone - Catharine
Butts - William and Malone - Catharine

Note: Certificate kindly supplied by Trish Cation.

Note: The is some doubt as to the actual day this marriage took place.
Witness
In a murder trial
October 1794 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Note: Gave evidence at a trial of John Hill, charged with the murder of Simon Burn. She deposed that about…
Birth of a daughter
#1
Sarah BUTTS
December 10, 1794 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: V1794408 1A/1794 BUTTS SARAH WILLIAM CATHERINE
Text:

and also this reference:

V1794104 148/1794 BUTTS SARAH WILLIAM CATHERINE

Baptism of a daughterSarah BUTTS
February 1, 1795 (Age 25 years)
Death of a daughterSarah BUTTS
January 1797 (Age 27 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V17971269 2A/1797 MALONE SARAH -- --
Text:

and also this reference:

V1797529 148/1797 MALONE SARAH AGE IN

Burial of a daughterSarah BUTTS
January 27, 1797 (Age 27 years)
ResidenceWilliam BUTTSView this family
1801 (Age 31 years)
Note: Catherine and William Butts had 30 acres, of which 24 were cleared, 12 sown with wheat and with 8 ho…
Convicted December 8, 1805 (Age 35 years)
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Note: Before the Bench of Magistrates on a charge of 'illegal entry with intent to rob and of riotous and disorderly behaviour and escaping from the custody of a peace-officer. Sentenced to work 12 months in the cloth factory at Parramatta.
SeparatedWilliam BUTTSView this family
before 1806 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Note: William was living on his 30 acres at the Northern Boundary, with his convict worker John Chadick [Fortune] the only other person on the property. Marsden's Female Muster noted her as married in New South Wales, with no children.
Free Status
Granted freedom by servitude
between 1805 and 1806 (Age 35 years)
Muster
Hospital nurse
1806 (Age 36 years)
Note: She was recorded as free by servitude.
Muster
Wife to William Butts
1814 (Age 44 years)
Note: Catharine was free, off the stores and named as the wife of W. Butts, who held 30 acres of land at Parramatta.
Muster
Wife to William Butts
1816 (Age 46 years)
Common law marriageEdward BENNETTView this family
after 1816 (Age 46 years)

Death of a husbandWilliam BUTTS
about 1821 (Age 51 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V18214942 2B/1821 BUTTS WILLIAM AGE 58
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Citation details: Page 166
Muster
Wife of Edward Bennett
1822 (Age 52 years)
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Citation details: Page 165
Note: She was named as Catherine Bennett, the wife of Edward Bennett, a Defender who arrived in the colony on the Britannia 2 in 1797.
Muster 1825 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Citation details: Page 165
Note: She was free by servitude, the wife of Edward Bennett of Parramatta.
Muster
With Edward Bennett
1828 (Age 58 years)
Death August 4, 1841 (Age 71 years)
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: V184194 146/1841 BENNET CATHERINE AGE 70
Burial after August 4, 1841
Cemetery: St. Patrick's
Note: Christine Worthington has written:
Family with William BUTTS - View this family
ex-husband
herself
Marriage: June 5, 1794Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Separated: before 1806Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
6 months
daughter
Sarah BUTTS
Birth: December 10, 1794 31 24Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 1797Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
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husband
herself

BirthLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
BirthWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
ConvictedMalone - Fry - Warrington - Worthington Family Document
Text:

EDWARD WARRINGTON and ELIZABETH ROACH

Edward WARRINGTON was born in Dapto in on the 9th of January 1843 (ref 1), however the story of the Warrington family begins in Ireland in 1770 with the birth of Catharine MALONE.

a) Catharine MALONE: Catharine was tried at Dublin in 1792 for the theft of money from Francis Hopkins and was transported to Australia for seven years (ref 2). She arrived on the “Sugar Cane” in 1793 (ref 3). Catharine had an eventful life, with four husbands/de factos and five children, including a daughter Sarah who died at the age of two, and four sons. The father of the elder three boys was John Worthington (WARRINGTON) and the father of the fourth son, William, was a convict named FRY. Catherine and the children endured some very difficult times, with Catharine being sentenced to a term in the Female Cloth Factory (prison) for a break and enter offence, and the two eldest boys being admitted into the Orphan School in Parramatta (ref 4). William was born in 1812, but was not christened until 1826 and his baptism certificate does not name the father, and names him as William FRY MALONE (ref 5).

b) William WARRINGTON William Fry MALONE (WARRINGTON) began a relationship with Louisa KNOWLAND in 1833 and they were married in Dapto in 1841 (ref 6). Due to the fact that certificates were hand-written and sometimes very hard to decipher, the record of William’s marriage to Louisa is actually listed under the name of “HARRINGTON” rather than Warrington. Louisa was the daughter of David KNOWLAND and Mary SMITH, both English convicts. David was born in England in about 1772 and was transported on the Third Fleet vessel “Neptune” in 1790 after being convicted at the age of 14 in the Old Bailey on 25 June 1788 for housebreaking (ref 7). Mary SMITH was born in Hampshire in 1776 and transported on the “Nile” in 1801 (ref 8).

c) David KNOWLAND David KNOWLAND became a respectable citizen in Sydney after serving the term of his sentence. David married Mary SMITH in 1810 (ref 9) after the birth of their daughters Louisa in 1808 and Mary in 1809 (ref 10). David’s record in the Colonial Secretary’s Papers indicates he was given a grant of land in 1814 and in 1818 was appointed as guardian to Thomas Warrington who was the son of Catharine MALONE and elder brother of William WARRINGTON (ref 11). David died in 1837 (ref 12) and Mary died in 1865 (ref 13).

Louisa KNOWLAND, also known as Lucy, was 18 when she married James JACKSON in 1826 (ref 14). The death of James is recorded in 1826 (ref 15) after which Lucy began her relationship with William WARRINGTON. As noted above, William was the younger brother of Thomas Warrington and it may be assumed that the relationship between William and Louisa was a result of the family connection developed whilst David was Thomas' guardian. The marriage of William and Lucy is recorded as occurring in Dapto in the NSW BDM Index in September 1841 (ref 16) although their first child was born in 1834 (ref 17). They had nine children, including Edward WARRINGTON who was born in Dapto on the 9th of January 1843 (ref 18).

William WARRINGTON died in Braidwood in 1894 (ref 19) but Louisa’s death is not recorded in NSW BDM.

Edward WARRINGTON married Elizabeth ROACHE (ROACH) in Wollongong on 5 February 1861 (ref 20). Edward signed the marriage certificate with his “X” mark and as Elizabeth was under the age of 21, the certificate states the marriage took place with the consent of her father James ROACHE.

d) James ROACH James ROACH was born in Doneraile, County Cork, Ireland in about 1807, the son of farm labourer Thomas ROACH and Julia MELLAN (ref 21). James is listed as a free man living in Dapto on the 1841 NSW Census (ref 22). He married Mary Ann MILNE in Dapto in 1843 and they had six children, the eldest being Elizabeth. There is no record of Elizabeth’s birth in BDM, but the birth records of her own children indicate she was born in 1842 or 1843. Mary Ann MILNE died in 1854 (ref 23) and was buried in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Wollongong on 12 May. James ROACH was married again in 1855 to Helen WILLIAMS (ref 24) and fathered another daughter, Ellen. James died on 28 July 1873 (ref 25) and his death certificate states he had lived in NSW for 49 years, so he would have arrived in the colony in about 1824. His occupation is listed as farmer.

Edward WARRINGTON and Elizabeth ROACH: Edward and Elizabeth had six children, with the elder four bearing the surname WARRINGTON and the younger two being named FRY. The youngest child was born on 31 July 1870 and his name is given as Ernest Roach FRY, with the father’s name as Edward Warrington FRY (ref 26). There is no record of Elizabeth’s death in NSW BDM, however Edward married Mary Ann TEASDALE in Cooma in 1874 (ref 27) and had three more children. Edward died on 13 August 1895 (ref 28) but his death certificate does not show any details of his marriage to Elizabeth, nor does it name any of the children of this marriage. However it lists his parents as being William Warrington and Lucy Nowlan (Louisa Knowland), so it is the same person. Edward’s occupation is given as farmer on his death certificate, although it was given as labourer on Angelina’s birth certificate in 1863 (ref 29) and sawyer on Ernest’s certificate in 1870 (ref 30).

Children of Edward WARRINGTON and Elizabeth ROACH:

Francis Mathias Fry WARRINGTON 22 Feb 1862 Broulee Angelina Lucy WARRINGTON 30 June 1863 Broulee Albert Edward WARRINGTON 16 Nov 1864 Broulee Edgar James Fry WARRINGTON 28 Jan 1867 Broulee Mary T FRY 1869 Ulladulla Ernest Roach FRY 31 July 1870 Milton

REFERENCE SOURCES: 1 NSW Birth Certificate ref V18431503 121A/1843 2 A Nimble Fingered Tribe by 3 Irish Convicts to NSW provided by Peter Mayberry 4 Lesley Uebel’s Convict Anthology 5 NSW Birth Certificate ref: V18127499/ 1C/1812 6 NSW Marriage Certificate ref V182137 123/1841 7 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 8 Colonial Secretary Index 1788 – 1825 and Convict Women to NSW 9 NSW Marriage Certificate ref V18101016 3A/1810 10 NSW Birth Certificate V18092109 1A/1809 11 Colonial Secretary Index 1788 - 1825 12 NSW Death Certificate ref V18372636 21/1837 13 NSW Death Certificate ref 301/1865 14 NSW Marriage certificate ref 15 NSW Death Certificate V1826642 10/1826 16 NSW Marriage certificate ref V184137 123/1841 17 Colbran Genealogy, Rootsweb 18 NSW Birth Certificate ref V18431503 121A/1843 19 NSW Death Certificate 3272/1894 20 NSW Marriage Certificate ref 3111/1861 21 NSW Death Certificate 1873/007464 22 NSW Census of the Year 1841 23 NSW Burial Certificate 22o Vol: 122A 24 NSW Marriage Certificate ref no: V1855133 123/1855 25 NSW Death Certificate 1873/007464 26 NSW Birth Certificate ref: 1870/017954 27 NSW Marriage Certificate ref: 2165/1874 28 NSW Death Certificate ref 7954/1895 29 NSW Birth Certificate 1863/006436 30 NSW Birth Certificate 1870/017954

ConvictThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
MarriageWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
MarriageB - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V1794270 3A/1794 BUTTS WILLIAM MALONE CATHARINE CB
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Butts - Malone
Butts - William and Malone - Catharine
Butts - William and Malone - Catharine

Note: Certificate kindly supplied by Trish Cation.

WitnessA Nimble Fingered Tribe: the convicts of the Sugar Cane, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1793
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
ResidenceWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
ConvictedWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
SeparatedA Nimble Fingered Tribe: the convicts of the Sugar Cane, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1793
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Free StatusWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
MusterWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
MusterWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
MusterWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
MusterWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
MusterA Nimble Fingered Tribe: the convicts of the Sugar Cane, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1793
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
Citation details: Page 165
MusterWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
DeathLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
DeathWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
DeathB - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V184194 146/1841 BENNET CATHERINE AGE 70
BurialWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
NoteWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
NoteWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
NoteWeb Site - Christine's Compendium
NoteA Nimble Fingered Tribe: the convicts of the Sugar Cane, Ireland to Botany Bay, 1793
Publication: Coogee, N.S.W. : B. Hall, 2002 xvii, 267. ;21cm ISBN 0958149909
SourceLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008