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Mary Ashton

Mary Ashton, one of 151 convicts transported on the Edward, 23 April 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ashton
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1838
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Stealing from the person
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Edward
Departure date: 23rd April, 1834
Arrival date: 4th September, 1834
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 150 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 345 (174)
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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Maureen Withey on 7th August, 2019 wrote:

Tasmanian conduct Record.
Mary Ashton, 81. Convicted 2 Jan 1834. Stated this offence- robbing a man of 5/-. Jailed once for being disorderly- one month. Tried with Christina Johnson. Single. Gaol report, well behaved.
Description: trade, ironer, height 4ft 11. Sallow complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. Mole on left side of mouth. Cambridge.

Civil Registration, Tasmania. (Via Familysearch)

Burial in the parish of New Norfolk, Mary Ann Ashton, age 31, of New Norfolk, ship Edward,  buried 3 Nov 1838,  Hospital patient.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 7th August, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1838 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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