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Catherine Long

b. 1801, d. 9 January 1871

Person Exhibits

Catherine Grome nee Long circa 1870


Catherine Long was born in 1801.1 She was born in 1803.2 She was born in 1805 in Woolwich.3,4,5,6,7 She was born circa 1809.5 , as 's mother, presented at baptism on 11 November 1832 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australian Colonies.8

Family life

Married on 20 August 1827 in Sydney.9,3 James Grime, The Younger, and Catherine Long were separated circa 1833 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australian Colonies.10 William Carlow and she were married on 13 January 1854 at Dandry Station in Coonabarabran.9,11,12

Children with James Grime, The Younger, (b. 5 October 1796, d. 1 March 1869)

SonJames Grime (b. 15 July 1826, d. 13 January 1866)
SonJohn Grime (b. 5 May 1828, d. 18 May 1828)
DaughterMary Grime+ (b. 4 June 1829, d. 14 November 1911)
DaughterJane Grime (b. 19 September 1832, d. 27 July 1896)

Children with William Carlow (b. circa 1800, d. 22 April 1858)

DaughterMartha Carlow (b. 28 December 1838, d. 24 October 1919)
DaughterMary Ann Carlow (b. 1840, d. 1923)
SonWilliam Carlow (b. 3 June 1842, d. 1903)
SonJohn Carlow (b. circa 1847, d. 6 February 1872)
DaughterEllen Carlow (b. 14 June 1849, d. 1906)

Residence information

Catherine Long emigrated on 25 January 1823 from Cork, Ireland. The was transported aboard the convict ship Woodman13,3 She immigrated on 25 June 1823 to Sydney, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, at Port Jackson.13,3,5 She lived in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, in November 1825, as a convict assigned to GSW Lloyd.14 , as James Grime, The Younger,'s wife, resided with carpenter, in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, in November 1828. The census records indicate that James Grime's carpentry skills were probably employed on the Liverpool convict barracks.6

Involvement in crime

Catherine Long was convicted of larceny from a shop at the Spring Assizes in May 1822 in Cork, Ireland. She was sentenced to be transported for 7 years13,3 His spouse, in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, on 24 October 1826.1 His spouse, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, on 10 August 1827.4 She was provided with a certificate of freedom on 3 April 1829.3 She was indited for bigamy on 26 February 1862 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australian Colonies. The minister who performed her first marriage 35 years earlier was called, but was unable to identify her. Moses Powell deposed that he had known her for forty years and knew her to have had three children with her first husband, a man named Grimes. Her defence counsel (Mr Moffat) asked him one devastating question: were you present at the marriage to Grimes? Upon Powell's answer of no, Moffat successfully argued that Catherine had no case to answer because no proof of a first marriage had been presented to the court. She got off on a technicality.15 She was fined ten pounds for possessing the hide of a newly-slaughtered bullock from which the brand had been cut out on 5 February 1868 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia.16 She was the victim of the theft of 250 head of cattle from her Goorianiwa run on 18 March 1868 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia.17

Working life

  • On 8 February 1825 Catherine Long was a convict assigned to Captain Dick.18
  • On 3 April 1829 Catherine Long was a servant.3


Was listed as a beneficiary in 's will on 6 July 1858 in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia.19 Catherine Long died on 9 January 1871 at age ~70 in Coonabarabran.5 She was buried on 11 January 1871 at Dandry Station in Coonabarabran.5 She had her estate probated on 25 January 1871 at Dandry Station in Coonabarabran. Her beneficiary, David Matthews, was her son-in-law.20


There is a memorial to Catherine Long at Dandry Station Cemetery in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia. Follow this link for information and images of her memorial.


  1. [S1290] James Grimes and Catherine Long, Convict Permission to Marry: 1826 Grime Long refused, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 24 Oct 1826, Rev. Samuel Marsden. Refused.
  2. [S1383] Surgeon Superintendent George Fairfowl, Diary of Surgeon Superintendent George Fairfowl aboard Woodman in 1823, National Archives London: Manuscript, 1823, ADM 101/75/6.
  3. [S1385] Catherine Long, Certificate of Freedom, (NSW: Colonial Secretary), 3 Apr 1829, No 29/287. Certificate of Freedom register.
  4. [S1291] James Grimes to Catherine Long, Convict PM: 1827 Grime Long granted, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 10 Aug 1827, Rev. JD Lang. Refused.
  5. [S1399] Death Certificate, Catherine Carlow nee Long, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1871 No 3354.
  6. [S1292] James Grime, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Liverpool, Archives Office, Liverpool page 5.
  7. [S1409] "A long hard look", 2020, James Michael Fleming (Cammeray, NSW), Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  8. [S1294] Baptism Registration Bap: Grime, Jane 1832, Jane Grime, (11 Nov 1832), Society of Australian Genealogists.
  9. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM.)
  10. [S530] "RR: The Founders by Rod Warnock", June 2005, Rod Warnock (Kilaben Bay NSW), to Jim Fleming (Darlington NSW); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  11. [S1391] Marriages, The Maitland Mercury, 25 Jan 1854.
  12. [S1404] Marriage Certificate, William Carlow and Catherine Long, 13 Jan 1854, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 100 No 96.
  13. [S1382] James Grime Junior, Convict Indent 1823 NSW Woodman: Long, Catherine, (Sydney: NSW State Records), 25 Jan 1823, Woodman. Master: Henry Ford.
  14. [S1384] Catherine Long, Convict Muster 1825 NSW: Long, Catherine, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 1825. Convict assigned to GSW Lloyd at Liverpool.
  15. [S1395] Central Police Court, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 Feb 1862.
  16. [S1397] Weekly record of crime, NSW Police Gazette, volume 6, 5 Feb 1868, number 88.
  17. [S1398] List of stolen cattle, NSW Police Gazette, volume 12, 18 Mar 1868, page 88.
  18. [S1389] Catherine Long, Convict Assignment 1825 NSW: Catherine Long, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 1825, number 92. Sydney.
  19. [S1392] Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, NSW Gazette, volume 92, 6 Jul 1858, number 1047.
  20. [S1400] Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, NSW Gazette, volume 35, 25 Jan 1871, number 631.
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Last Edited1 July 2022