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Mary Branham

Mary Branham, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Branham
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1770
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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 clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 8
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

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 wrote:

Mary Branham was tried at Old Bailey, London on 8 December 1784 for stealing clothing with a value of 39 shillings. She was sentenced to transportation for 7 years and left England on the Lady Penrhyn aged about 17 at that time (May 1787). Her occupation was listed as servant.
Gave birth to a child by a seaman on 20 July 1788, and later had a daughter, Alicia, by Lt Ralph Clark on 23 July 1791. Alicia was the name of Clark’s wife in England.
Lieutenant Ralph Clark is famous for his diary that gives an insight to the convicts of the first fleet and of the convicts on Norfolk Island.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 12th August, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1770-00-00, gender f

Anonymous on 19th March, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1770, occupation

Eric Harry Daly on 12th January, 2013 made the following changes:


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