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Mary Absolom

Mary Absolom, one of 110 convicts transported on the Northampton, December 1814

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Absolom
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Southampton (Portsmouth Boro) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Northampton
Departure date: December, 1814
Arrival date: 18th June, 1815
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 109 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 194
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

Maureen Withey on 23rd June, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p7
9. Mary Absalom. Per Northampton & Emu 1816.
Tried at Portsmouth 1813, 7 years.
April 19 1821. Ux Pritchard / D. & Disy., fined 5/-.
Tasmanian Marriage Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-1p50j2k
Pryce Pritchard, free, age 37, and Mary Absolom, convict, per Northampton, age 42, were married by Banns, 23 Sept. 1816, in Hobart Town District. Pryce signed his name, Mary signed with X.

Maureen Withey on 23rd June, 2020 wrote:

Mary’s husband Pryce Pritchard held land in VDL.

Colonial Secretary Index.

n.d. - In index to land grants in Van Diemen’s Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.70)

1819-22 - On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen’s Land; for land in the District of Melville (Fiche 3270; X19 p.20)

1821 May 25 - Indebted to the Government at Hobart (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.64b)

Maureen Withey on 17th February, 2021 wrote:

Tasmanian Records
List of 16 female convicts discharged from the Public Factory at Parramatta and to be forwarded to the Derwent, on board His Majesty’s Armed brig Emu, Lieutenant Forster R. N. Commander. January 27th 1816.
Mary Absolam, per Northampton,  Tried Portsmouth, July 1814, 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 23rd June, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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