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Mary Allen

Mary Allen, one of 113 convicts transported on the Platina, 22 April 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Allen
Aliases: Barnet, Barnes
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: 9th May, 1838
Age: 33 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster. Liverpool Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Platina
Departure date: 22nd April, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd October, 1837
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 112 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 38. Tasmanian Archives - convicts http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON40-1-2,266,5,L,80
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

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th October, 2013 wrote:

Mary Allen (real name Mary Barnet or Barnes) was convicted for stealing money, Liverpool 09/01/1837. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, (Tasmania) on the ‘Platina’, arriving 22/10/1837.

Gaol Report: bad
Ship Surgeon’s Report: well behaved & clean.

Widow, 1 child; house servant & plain cook; reads 5’1”.

Died in H.M. Colonial Hospital, Hobart 09/05/1838. Buried 12/05/1838. (ref. for burial 5435/1838-34)Hobart district.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 20th October, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, alias2, date of birth 1805, date of death 9th May, 1838, gender, occupation, crime

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