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Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews, one of 169 convicts transported on the Elizabeth and Henry, 14 September 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Andrews
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Tailor
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 10 years

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Lancaster. Bolton Boro Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Elizabeth and Henry
Departure date: 14th September, 1846
Arrival date: 4th January, 1847
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 170 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 111 (57)
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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Barbara Williams on 22nd August, 2015 wrote:

There is only one Mary Andrews on the 1841 census for Bolton but it says “born in this county”,  it’s a possibility (transcription attached)

There are 15 others in the whole of Lancashire using a 5 year search window but it’s all only speculation, though most look like they are in a family of some sort.  There is another one single living in Manchester says N to born in this county. (attached)

One newspaper clipping from 1842 in Manchester, not a million miles away from Bolton (3 to 4 hour walk these days), stealing money from the person.  6 months in Lancaster Castle.  I can’t know for sure if this is the same Mary but it does tie in with her previous recorded record on the VDL register. (attached)

Another 4 more newspaper clippings (attached)

There are 2 entries for prison registers in Dublin, right age but no way of knowing if Mary moved from Co. Cavan then onto Bolton later. (attached)

All the family in Ireland so cannot go any further as I’ve tried the only free Irish resources I know of and what’s on FMP.
(I see on her convict record it says quite starkly DEAD.  I’ve tried to find her death on the Tasmanian site but can’t find anything relating to Mary specifically.  I’d like to know what happened to Mary and if she left any descendants behind.)

Barbara Williams on 22nd August, 2015 wrote:

Stealing 5/- from the person.  Similar offence 2 mos/6 mos.  Disorderly 1 mo. “Widow”

Surgeons report - Quiet industrious.

Convict Changes History

Barbara Williams on 22nd August, 2015 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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