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Mary Cockhead

Mary Cockhead, one of 80 convicts transported on the Harmony, 12 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Cockhead
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1783
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 12th May, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 79 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 177 (90)
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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D Wong on 22nd July, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
MARY COCKHEAD, 34, defendant name in trial of MARY COCKHEAD, Theft > theft from a specified place, 11th January 1827.

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander. MARY COCKHEAD was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December, 6 shirts, value 3l.; 5 towels, value 15s.; 18 spoons, value 9l.; 2 pairs of trousers, value 2l.; 3 table cloths, value 30s.; 3 waistcoats, value 1l.;...

Mary Cockhead was listed as 44 years old on arrival.

Native Place: London.

Mary was literate, protestant, married with 1 child, 4’10½” tall, sallow and pock marked complexion, brown to grey hair, dark brown to hazel eyes, wart or wen over left eyebrow.

Assigned to A. Browne, Dawes Battery.

26/1/1830: Permission to marry John Gardner (Mangles 1820).

1830: Married at St. James, Sydney.

D Wong on 22nd July, 2019 wrote:

Morning Post London, England
16 Jan 1827:

OLD BAILEY.—Monday, Jan. 15
Mary Cockhead, aged 34, was indicted for stealing divers articles of Plate, &c, value 30/. and upwards, the property of John Housman.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 22nd July, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1783 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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