Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in Australia

A quandary, my maternal ancestor, Mary Donohoe was a convict transported to Australia in 1839 and born around 1814/17.

On the convict indents she says she was born in Donegal, Ireland around 1817. However she was convict of stealing money from her employer a shopkeeper at Claranbridge in 1838 and the Gaol register at the time says she was born around 1814. My question is that seems a long way from Donegal of the convict indents and is it more likely that she was born in Galway. Further luckily, I have found an entry for Mary Donohoe at Castle Ellen Townland in the 1821 census age 5, which puts a birth of that Mary in 1816. Mary convict could neither read nor write. Any thoughts Donegal or Galway?

 

Thanks

Wal

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1816 (circa)  
Date of Death 27th Jun 1895  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Donohoe  
Townland born Donegal