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Mary Ann Brown

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Brown
Aliases: Browne
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1805
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: 3rd December, 1853
Age: 48 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: Stealing money
Convicted at: Middlex Gaol Delivery
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: Linctas. Founders and Survivors.
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 14th July, 2016 wrote:

This Mary Ann Brown was incorrectly listed as arriving on the Earl of Liverpool which arrived in NSW on 5/4/1831.

Mary Ann Brown was 25 years old on arrival in VDL – her native place was Killarney, Ireland and she was transported for ‘Stealing £2.15.0’

Mary Ann was 5’2 ½” tall, dark brown hair, light blue eyes, fresh freckled complexion.
A widow with 1 child – husband dead 3 years, 1 child in Ireland 4 years old.  12 months on the town.

1832 Muster: Assigned to Mr Wilson
1833 Muster: Assigned to Rev. Mr. Marsdon
1835 Muster: House of Correction.

26/8/1837: Free by servitude.

16/1/1838 Colonial Times, Hobart:
Mary Ann Brown, fully committed for trial for robbing William Dove, of the ‘Scotch
Thistle, of a large sum of money.’  - Found guilty, sentenced to 7 years.

1845: Free Certificate.

19/2/1853: Married Silas Wise (Lord William Bentinck 1838) at Brighton, Tas.

20/4/1853: Departed from Launceston to Melbourne per ‘Yarra Yarra’ with Silas.

3/12/1853: Both Mary Ann and Silas died of injuries they received from the upsetting of a cart at Heathcote, Victoria.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 14th July, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Linctas. Founders and Survivors. (prev. ), firstname: Mary Ann, surname: Brown, alias1: Browne, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 3rd December, 1853, gender: f, occupation, crime

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