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Mary Ann Blount

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Blount
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: House servant and needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Conduct Record
Source description:

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Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Mary Ann Blount
Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-1$init=CON40-1-1p163
198. Mary Ann Blount, America. Tried at Middlesex 9 Dec 1830, 7 years. Transported for stealing a quantity of Bacon. Gaol Report. “At Newgate before. Married 2 children. Stated this offence “ Stealing Bacon”, once for shop lifting, discharged by Proclamation. Married Two children. Husband Chas. In Blount South Audley Street Grosvenor Square.
Various conduct issues, drunkenness, etc., and punishments.
The Lieut. Gov has approved of this woman being allowed a remission of the unexpired part of her sentence to transportation. Memo dated 26 Aug 1837? (Date not clear).
Q.S. 2 Feb 1838 Acquitted.

Appropriation Record. https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p3
198. Mary Ann Blount, 36, Ho. Servt Pl.needlewoman, assigned to J. Mackersey.

FROM THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. Friday, December 8, 1837.
—The period for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the dates placed after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior: —
America.— Mary Ann Blount, 9th December.  Launceston Advertiser, 14 Dec 1837.
HOBART TOWN POLICE REPORT.  Wednesday, February 7.
Joseph Thomas and Mary Ann Blount, the former charged with stealing divers articles of apparel, the latter with receiving it. Thomas committed for trial, the other allowed bail.
The Hobart Town Courier, 16 Feb 1838.

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 April 2020), December 1830, trial of MARY ANN BLOUNT (t18301209-247).
MARY ANN BLOUNT, Theft > simple larceny, 9th December 1830.

248. MARY ANN BLOUNT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of December , 7lbs. weight, of bacon, value 3s. , the goods of Charles Clark .

JANE CLARK . I am the wife of Charles Clark - we keep a chandler’s-shop , in Marylebone . On the 9th of December the prisoner came in to sell a 7lbs. weight; I would not buy it, and then she took this bacon from a board by the door - my husband went, and took her six doors off with the bacon.

GUILTY . Aged 36. - Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record (prev. ), firstname: Mary Ann, surname: Blount, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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