Contribute to this record
Mary Adams, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 11 (7)
||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.
Did you find the person you were looking for?
If Mary Adams was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.
If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.
D Wong on 3rd June, 2016 wrote:
MARY ADAMS, Theft > theft from a specified place, 13th December 1786.
Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > theft under 40s
The said MARY ADAMS was again indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 3rd day of September last, two cotton gowns, value 24 s. one green sluff petticoat, value 3 s. one white callico petticoat, value 12 d. two shirts, value 5 s. one shift, value 1 s. one hat, value 2 s. one ostrich feather, value 6 s. one silver thimble, value 12 d. the property of John Oliver, in his dwelling house.
They moved the things out of their room, to let a gentleman and lady sleep in the room that night; and they used me very ill; and put the things along with mine; and my mistress was always drunk; and I took the things all in my apron together, and set off about four o’clock in the morning; I did not know I had the things till a fortnight after.
GUILTY, Of stealing, to the value of 30 s.
Transported for seven years.
Mary arrived on the Lady Penryn.
Mary Adams was aged 29 and living with a soldier at the Strand in London at the time of her conviction.
1788: Mary died at Sydney Cove.
Convict Changes History
Hayley on 1st September, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 0000 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation
emma.jacobs on 19th October, 2015 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1757 (prev. 0000), crime
D Wong on 3rd June, 2016 made the following changes:
date of death: 1788 (prev. 0000), crime