Born: about 1782 in Ireland, possibly Kilkenny.
Arrived: 20 May 1803.
Died: 23 Nov 1852, at the residence of Alexander Boyd,West Maitland, N.S.W.
Buried: 26 Nov 1852,Campbell's Hill cemetery, Maitland, N.S.W.
Catherine was tried in Kilkenny, Ireland, in April 1802, and arrived in Sydney in May 1803.
The 1806 Muster describes her as Catherine Delany, housekeeper to Thomas Green, with a male and a female child.
In the 1811 Muster she is also Catherine Delany, but the 1814 Muster describes her as Catherine McLoghlin, free, with two children on stores and three off stores, wife to the gaoler.
Shortly after this, in May 1815, Thomas disappeared while travelling with Governor Macquarie over the new road across the Blue Mountains, leaving her to raise their six children.
By 1822 she is a lodger in Sydney, with two more children, which she had with another Irish convict, Patrick Bambrick or Bambridge.
The 1828 Census records her as Catherine SILBY alias LAUGHLIN, living with Richard Silby in Pitt St Sydney, along with four of her children.
Prior to the Macquarie era, Catherine and Thomas Green had the following children:-
William born c1804.
Mary Ann born c1806.
Margaret born c1809.
During the Macquarie era, Catherine and Thomas Green had the following children:-
Catherine born c1811.
John born 2 March 1813 (from Orphan School Records).
Thomas born c1815.
After the Macquarie era, Catherine and Patrick Bambrick had the following children:-
Susannah baptised 5 April 1821.
Martha born c1822
Catherine died on 23 November 1852 while staying with her daughter Susannah and husband Alexander Boyd at West Maitland. She was buried at Campbell's Hill cemetery there.
Submitted by Lindsay Swadling.
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