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Mary Broad

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Broad
Aliases: Bryant, Braund
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Assault and theft
Convicted at: Exeter Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Charlotte
Departure date: 13th May, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 28 other convicts


Primary source: firstfleetfellowship.org.au
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D Wong on 20th May, 2013 wrote:

Mary Broad/Braund/Bryant was baptised on 1/5/1765 at Fowey, Cornwall, the daughter of a mariner named Broad.

1786: She was charged with “Assault and Robbery at Exetter Assizes under the name of Braund, found guilty, sentenced to death but transported for 7 years.

Mary was put on the Charlotte in the First Fleet, when they got to Cape Town, Mary delivered a daughter and named her Charlotte Spence.

1788: At Sydney Cove Mary married William Bryant, about 31, who had been convicted in March 1784, at the Launceston (must be England) Assizes, for resisting Revenue Officers and sentenced to 7 years transportation.  He was put on the Charlotte and was employed in issuing provisions to his fellow prisoners.

April 1790: Mary gave birth to Emanuel.

28/3/1791: The Bryants and 7 convicts made their escape in the Governor’s cutter.  They made their way to Timor where they were taken in charge by Captain Edward Edwards, who had arrived at Timor with the survivors and crew from the wrecked “Pandora”.

In November and in irons they reached Batavia on the way back to England, where Emanuel died and 3 weeks later William died.
Charlotte died at sea on 5/5/1792.

2/5/1793: Mary was finally pardoned, where she left London and went back to her family at Fowey.

1794: is the last that is know of Mary.

Some One on 5th March, 2015 wrote:

The Charlotte arrived on the 18th Of January 1788, not the 22nd of May 1788

Jacob on 10th August, 2017 wrote:

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Convict Changes History

D Wong on 20th May, 2013 made the following changes:

convicted at, term 7 years, voyage, source, firstname, surname, alias1, alias2, alias3, alias4, date of birth 1765, date of death 0000, gender, occupation, crime

Some One on 5th March, 2015 made the following changes:


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