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Mary Bullman

Mary Bullman, one of 180 convicts transported on the Mary, 13 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Bullman
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1801
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster Session Peace
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 13th April, 1835
Arrival date: 7th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 30
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

Ms. Faye Bullman-Felthouse on 23rd January, 2014 wrote:

Accompanied by her 4 children, Mary (14)1821, John(13)1822, Robert (8)1827, Andrew (7)1828, Mary married Swift in 1840, then married Davis 1843 took Andrew with her, who was my great grandfather the boys went from orphanage to John app.tinsmith James Bibb 21.11.1836 Robert app.to Thomas Foster no further information

D Wong on 23rd January, 2014 wrote:

This Mary Bullman is most likely the “mother” of Mary Swift Bullman/Davis.

Mary Bullman was assigned to the Female Factory at Parramatta.  Other than her COF I found no other references to her.

29/11/1842: COF.

Mary arrived with her children, one of them was Mary aged about 14.  Mary Swift Bullman was the daughter of Thomas Bullman and Mary and was born in 1822 in Leeds, Lancashire, dying in 1906 at Gunning. I think this was the Mary who worked for Capt. John Gore at ‘Gilmore’ Mulwarree NSW.

Someone married William Swift in 1840, either her mother, then taking on the name Bullman/Smith or she herself.

She then married William Davis on 2/10/1843 (found no death date for William Swift before 1843) and had 9 children.  Her last child was born 27/7/1858 - if this was the convict Mary Bullman she would have been 57 years old.

Vicki Kane on 6th April, 2018 wrote:

Her son-in-law William Swift was accidentally drowned in 1841, just after the birth of his first child. Look at the trove newspaper articles.

Susan McKoy on 27th May, 2021 wrote:

Mary Bullman’s daughter Mary (Ann) Bullman born 1822 is the one that marries William Swift (1823-1841). She then Marries William Davis as Mary Swift, marriage date 1843, registration Place: Gundaroo, Gunning, Yass, New South Wales Registration Year 1843 Volume V C , in the Ancestry Australia Marriage Index 1788-1950.

Convict Changes History

Ms. Faye Bullman-Felthouse on 23rd January, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1801 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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