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Mary Byrne

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Byrne
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: Carlow County
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.
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th September, 2014 wrote:

Note: There are two Mary Byrne’s on this sailing of the ‘Blackfrair’ 1851.

Mary Byrne was convicted at Co. Carlow for stealing clothes. 7 yr sentence. (Twice convicted before.)
Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Blackfriar’, arriving 29/05/1851. No.1 identifier.

Single (widow); 1 child on board with her; country servant; native place - Co. Carlow, Ireland; aged 28yrs; 5’2 1/2”; dark complexion, mole on left cheek, freckled; brown hair; Hazel eyes; Roman Catholic.

Various assignments of service in Hobart and Bothwell.

Application for permission to marry:
to John Holbrook (transported per Pestongee Bomangee) 13/02/1855. Approved. Married. ref. RGD37/14 : 1855/249.

Ticket of Leave: 21/02/1854

Conditional Pardon: 10/02/1857

(Child does not appear in records of Queens Orphan School under name “Byrne”.)

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th September, 2014 wrote:

A further check of the records reveals that it was NOT this Mary who married John Holbrook, but the second Mary Byrne.  This Mary may have married Lyons (?).

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th September, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Byrne, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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