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Mary Ann Butterworth

Mary Ann Butterworth, one of 170 convicts transported on the Sea Queen, 08 May 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Butterworth
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1833
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Lancaster. Preston Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sea Queen
Departure date: 8th May, 1846
Arrival date: 29th August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 58
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

Tony Beale on 12th December, 2020 wrote:

Tasmania Libraries online
Transported age 12 for stealing wearing apparel 4’6” brown hair light brown eyes from Blackburn
Surgeons report “bad obstinate and at times if spoken to makes use of very bad expressions - has been punished for such”
History of absconding and given various amounts of time with hard labour. In 1849 was in the Factory in Hobart and not allowed into service in hobart. At one point sent into the interior. 29/7/1850 guilty of larceny under 5 pounds and given an extra 12 months on original sentence. 1851 absconding 4 months hard labour in Launceston
in 1849 was employed by Thomas Bakewell of Brisbane Street and was paid 5 pounds for 2 months work and 6 pounds for a further 2 months work
16/5/1850 Charles Kurslake Launceston 7 pounds for 2 months work
22/11/1851 9 pounds for 12 months work with rev F Brownrigg Cascades

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 12th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1833 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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