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Maryann Bradney

Mary Bradney, one of 87 convicts transported on the Lord Wellington, May 1819

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Maryann Bradney
Aliases: Mary
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 26th May, 1860
Age: 61 years

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: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lord Wellington
Departure date: May, 1819
Arrival date: 20th January, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 124 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 165 (84). http://www.jenwilletts.com
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th November, 2014 wrote:

Mary Bradney transported to New South Wales, Australia per the ‘Lord Wellington’ 1819.

16/05/1838: Ticket of Leave granted. Maitland, NSW district.

D Wong on 7th May, 2016 wrote:

Mary Ann Bradney (nee HILL) was sentenced to death along with six others, for uttering forged £ notes.
Mary Ann was then 21 years old. She was the wife of John Bradney who was transported per
(Nepturne 1818) for the same crime.

20/6/1815: Married John Bradney and had a daughter, Emily in 1816 in Birmingham.
They had 2 more children in Sydney in 1821 and 1822.

1820:  Assigned to Mrs Hazards, John Bradney was there also.

C1822: John was implicated in more forged notes and was sent to Port Macquarie for the remainder of his sentence.

12/8/1824: Sydney Gazette: edited—
Saturday.—Mary Ann Bradney was indicted for feloniously, maliciously, and traitorously
poisoning her husband, John Bradney, between the 21st of March, and the 18th of April, at the Settlement of Port Macquarie.
The deceased John Bradney was well known in the town of Sydney, about two years since, as a brazier and tinman. Having unfortunately been implicated in the forgery of dollar-notes, he was sentenced to serve the remainder of his original term of transportation at our penal settlement of Port Macquarie.  Found Not Guilty.  John died 18/4/1824.

1825: Servant for Major Antill at Cawdor nr Camden.

1828: Living Female Factory Parramatta with son William Bradney B1828
Father’s name listed as William on the NSW BDM.

1829: Married Thomas Allen – Mary separated from Thomas in 1833 – there is a death listed for Thomas Allen in 1834 aged 72.

1836:  Working for James North with William Ryan.
1836: Married William Ryan.

1838 Ticket of Leave

26/5/1860: Mary died at Kingsgrove, Hurstville, Sydney,

Convict Changes History

Sue Burnside on 1st October, 2013 made the following changes:

term 7 years, date of birth 1799, date of death 26th May, 1860, gender, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 9th November, 2014 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 165 (84). http://www.jenwilletts.com (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 165 (84))

D Wong on 7th May, 2016 made the following changes:

firstname: Maryann (prev. Mary), alias1: Mary, occupation

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