• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3674

Catchpole, Margaret

(1762 – 1819)
  • Born 1 January, 1762, Suffolk United Kingdom
  • Died 13 May, 1819, Australia
  • Occupation Convict, Midwife, Nurse


Margaret Catchpole was sentenced to transport for life, and arrived in Sydney in December 1801. She worked as a cook in the house of the commissary, John Palmer, and later as a midwife and nurse. She was granted an absolute pardon in 1814.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Margaret Catchpole, 1797-1917 [manuscript]
    • Papers of T.A. Brinkley, 1953-1971 [manuscript]