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Mary Ann Abbott
Mary Ann Abbott, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 17 March 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Mary Ann Abbott
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster, Preston General Sessions
17th March, 1845
4th July, 1845
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 170 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 254. Tasmanian Archives -convict records.
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Nell Murphy on 8th July, 2017 wrote:
Mary Ann ABBOTT was convicted at Preston, Lancaster, England on 30 Aug 1844 for stealing wearing apparel - a dress. 7 yr transportation sentence.
Gaol Report: “First conviction, behaviour good”.
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Tory’ arriving 4 July 1845.
Ship Surgeon’s Report: “Orderly, industrious”.
Aged 25yrs; single woman; Church of England; can read; house servant; 4’7”; fair complexion; brown hair; blue eyes.
Native place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire.
Father: Richard, at Blackburn
Brother: William, at Liverpool (ref: Convict Indent records)
6 months Probation Period.
Work place assignments.
31 Aug 1847: Application for Permission to marry - Mary Ann ABBOTT (Tory) to John Black (Theresa).
11 Oct 1847: Marriage. Mary Ann ABBOTT, aged 21yrs, spinster to John BLACK, aged 23yrs, shoemaker. At Parish Church of England, Bothwell, VDL. (ref. 37/1/6 no. 579)
6 March 1849: Ticket of Leave granted.
22 Jan 1850: Birth of daughter Mary Ann BLACK at Bothwell. (ref. 33/1/26 no. 143)
8 April 1851: Conditional Pardon approved.
Convict Changes History
Nell Murphy on 8th July, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 254. Tasmanian Archives -convict records. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 254