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Mary Ann Abbott

Mary Ann Abbott, one of 170 convicts transported on the Tory, 17 March 1845

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Abbott
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1820
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Preston General Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Tory
Departure date: 17th March, 1845
Arrival date: 4th July, 1845
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 254. Tasmanian Archives -convict records.
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

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)

VDL:
6 months Probation Period.
Work place assignments.

31 Aug 1847: Application for Permission to marry - Mary Ann ABBOTT (Tory) to John Black (Theresa).
Approved.

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

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