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Mary Barratt

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Barratt
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Nursery housemaid
Date of Death: 17th August, 1879
Age: 70 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing potatoes
Convicted at: Salop. Bridgnorth 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 39 (21)
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

D Wong on 3rd January, 2020 wrote:

**Transported as Mary Dodd on the ‘Sir Charles Forbes’ 1827**

Mary Dodd was listed as 17 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Wellington.

Transported for ‘Stealing wearing apparel’.

Mary was single, a nursery maid, 5’1½” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes.

24/3/1831: Married Joseph Barrett at Launceston, and had 2 children.
25/1/1831: Abraham
20/2/1833: Ann (both listed as Barratt).

Joseph had become a land owner in Launceston and Mary later went back to England.  She was then again transported to VDL per ‘Platina’ 1837, for ‘Stealing Potatoes’.

1844: COF.

Joseph died 28/3/1865.

Son Abraham later became Mayor of Launceston in 1864.

17/8/1879: Mary Died at New Town Pauper Est. of bronchitis.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 3rd January, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th August, 1879 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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