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Mary Breen

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Breen
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Country 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: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Wexford
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Blackfriar
Departure date: 24th January, 1851
Arrival date: 29th May, 1851
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 188 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th December, 2013 wrote:

Mary Breen was convicted at Wexford on 16/07/1850 for Larceny - steal clothing. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blackfriar 1851.

Roman Catholic; single,1 child; 30yrs of age; dk brown hair; dark complexion; dk blue eyes; 5’2 3/4”.

Assignments of service in Colony: New Town Farm; Hobart; House of Correction, Cascades Hobart; Pitt Water.
1855: at hospital, as a nurse.

Certificate of Freedom, Hobart 16/07/1857.

Nell Murphy on 12th May, 2016 wrote:

1 child on board with her - Sarah aged 10yrs. Father of child recorded as George Murphy.

Sarah Murphy admitted to New Town Orphanage (as was the custom for children of female convicts)3 June 1851. Discharged 6 Aug 1855 to care of Charles Carroll, Hobart (most probably to work). (Ref. SWD 28. Mother recorded as Mary Breen per Blackfriar.

Sister: Anne - in America
Sister: Diddy (or Biddy)

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th December, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 0000, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Carol Axton-Thompson on 19th December, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, occupation

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