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Mary Connor

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Connor
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 11th April, 1889
Age: 91 years

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 7 years

Crime: House robbery
Convicted at: Ireland, Cork
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Elizabeth
Departure date: 27th August, 1827
Arrival date: 12th January, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 41 other convicts


Primary source: ttp://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

D Wong on 25th September, 2016 wrote:

2 Mary Connor’s on this voyage.

Mary Connor was 30 years old on arrival - Mary had 7 former convictions.

Mary was single.

1829: Permission to marry George Gray (Morley 1816)
8/6/1829: Married at Narellan, NSW - they had 9 children.

6/4/1889: Mary died at Middle Creek, aged 82.
Her children were listed as:
Elizabeth 59 living
William 56, living
Peter 53 living
Mary 51 living
Annie 47 living
George 43 living
Charles 25, deceased
Susan 18 deceased
James 5 deceased

11/4/1889 Goulburn Evening Penny Post:
Death Through Burning at Middle Creek.
On last Friday morning a sad accident happened to Mrs. Mary gray, a very old resident of the district, which terminated in her death early on Saturday morning. It appears the deceased, who was eighty-three years of age and very feeble, resided in a cottage close to the residence of her son Mr. Peter gray, at Middle Creek. She was in charge of one of her grand daughters, who on Friday morning had occasion to leave the old lady sitting near the fire while she went outside to look after some cattle. Shortly after leaving the house the girl heard a scream from her grandmother, and on hastening inside she found the unfortunate old lady in the fire with her clothes burning. She dragged her out and extinguished the flames, but not before the victim had received severe burns. Remedies were at once applied and the pain of the burns was somewhat allayed; but the shock to the system was such that the sufferer expired about two o’clock the following morning. An inquest was held on Saturday before Mr. Cox, district coroner, when a verdict in accordance with the foregoing was returned. Deceased was reputed to be the oldest resident in the neighbourhood, and was highly respected. - Crookwell gazette.

George Gray died 14 July 1876 (Age 78)
Middle Creek, Southern Tablelands, NSW.

D Wong on 25th September, 2016 wrote:

Mary was the daughter of William Macclish a soldier and Nancy Fitzpatrick.

On the Permission to marry application Mary is listed as 19 years old and born 1810 - this seems a more likely senario as, in the newspaper she was said to be 83 years old when she died.  Seems she may have been transposed with the other Mary Connor on board on the Irish Convicts to NSW database.  Also one of then was convicted in Dublin not Cork.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 25th September, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: ttp://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Connor, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1798, date of death: 11th April, 1889, gender: f, occu

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