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Mary Cooley

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Cooley
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: 8th January, 1865
Age: 44 years

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 10 years

Crime: Stealing a sheep
Convicted at: County Clare
Sentence term: 10 years
Ship: Australasia
Departure date: 26th June, 1849
Arrival date: 29th September, 1849
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 40 other convicts

References

Primary source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org
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Ellen West on 12th June, 2012 wrote:

MARY was tried at Clare on the 27th February 1849 and was sentenced to 10 years for stealing a sheep with felonious intent. Prosecutor JOHN McMAHON, Co Clare

Mary was married (Micheal Cooley) 28 years old. & a Housemaid
MARY left Dublin 26th June 1849 on board the "Australasia" arrived in Tasmania 29th September 1849

Her description Height 4’ 11 1/4" COMPLEXION sallow, frecked,dark HEAD small, VISAGE oval, FOREHEAD high HAIR black, brown EYEBROWS black, EYES light hazel,  NOSE short MOUTH medium, CHIN medium . Her native place Clare.

15th November 1853 MARY applied for permission to marry SAMUEL CUSHION (Free), will be recommended if Cleryman is satisfied.MARY then applied to marry MATHEW BLACKHAM (Free) approved 30th November they married 26th December 1853 MARY applied for permission on the 11th July 1854 to marry EDWARD KEELY (Waverley) 25th October 1854 MARY applied to marry HENRY GALE (Stratheden) approved 15th November 1854 & married him on the 11th December 1854 Witness’s were John Glinlin & Bridget Welsh
Ticket of Leave was granted 2nd August 1853

Conditional Pardon was granted 2nd August 1853 Ref : CON 41/24
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 24th October 1854 Conditional Pardon approved 7th October 1855 at Hobart

Certificate of Freedom collected 18th July 1862

24th November 1863 charged at 12.15pm at New Norfolk PO with being of unsound state of mind, no residence, discharged 28th November at Hobart no sentence
5th March 1864 Admitted to New Norfolk Insane Asylum for Amentia, 50 year old labourers wife of Hobart

MARY & MATHEW were married by the Rev Dr Fry their witness’s were WILLIAM & ANNE (nee Behan) HICKS she was Mary’s shipmate

MARY was a convict   she was tried at Clare on the 27th February 1849 and was sentenced to 10 years for stealing a sheep with felonious intent. Prosecutor JOHN McMAHON, Co Clare

Mary was married (Micheal Cooley) 28 years old. & a Housemaid
MARY left Dublin 26th June 1849 on board the "Australasia" arrived in Tasmania 29th September 1849

Her description Height 4’ 11 1/4" COMPLEXION sallow, frecked,dark HEAD small, VISAGE oval, FOREHEAD high HAIR black, brown EYEBROWS black, EYES light hazel,  NOSE short MOUTH medium, CHIN medium . Her native place Clare.

15th November 1853 MARY applied for permission to marry SAMUEL CUSHION (Free), will be recommended if Cleryman is satisfied.MARY then applied to marry MATHEW BLACKHAM (Free) approved 30th November they married 26th December 1853 MARY applied for permission on the 11th July 1854 to marry EDWARD KEELY (Waverley) 25th October 1854 MARY applied to marry HENRY GALE (Stratheden) approved 15th November 1854 & married him on the 11th December 1854 Witness’s were John Glinlin & Bridget Welsh
Ticket of Leave was granted 2nd August 1853

Conditional Pardon was granted 2nd August 1853 Ref : CON 41/24
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 24th October 1854 Conditional Pardon approved 7th October 1855 at Hobart

Certificate of Freedom collected 18th July 1862

24th November 1863 charged at 12.15pm at New Norfolk PO with being of unsound state of mind, no residence, discharged 28th November at Hobart no sentence
5th March 1864 Admitted to New Norfolk Insane Asylum for Amentia, 50 year old labourers wife of Hobart

MARY & MATHEW were married by the Rev Dr Fry their witness’s were WILLIAM & ANNE (nee Behan) HICKS she was Mary’s shipmate

MARY had a sister MARGARET who came out on the same ship as her she was married to a MICHEAL COY who came out on the "London 2" which left Kingston on the 20th December 1850 arriving on the 19th March 1851.

MARY was a convict   she was tried at Clare on the 27th February 1849 and was sentenced to 10 years for stealing a sheep with felonious intent. Prosecutor JOHN McMAHON, Co Clare

Mary was married (Micheal Cooley) 28 years old. & a Housemaid
MARY left Dublin 26th June 1849 on board the "Australasia" arrived in Tasmania 29th September 1849

Her description Height 4’ 11 1/4" COMPLEXION sallow, frecked,dark HEAD small, VISAGE oval, FOREHEAD high HAIR black, brown EYEBROWS black, EYES light hazel,  NOSE short MOUTH medium, CHIN medium . Her native place Clare.

15th November 1853 MARY applied for permission to marry SAMUEL CUSHION (Free), will be recommended if Cleryman is satisfied.MARY then applied to marry MATHEW BLACKHAM (Free) approved 30th November they married 26th December 1853 MARY applied for permission on the 11th July 1854 to marry EDWARD KEELY (Waverley) 25th October 1854 MARY applied to marry HENRY GALE (Stratheden) approved 15th November 1854 & married him on the 11th December 1854 Witness’s were John Glinlin & Bridget Welsh
Ticket of Leave was granted 2nd August 1853

Conditional Pardon was granted 2nd August 1853 Ref : CON 41/24
Recommended for Conditional Pardon 24th October 1854 Conditional Pardon approved 7th October 1855 at Hobart

Certificate of Freedom collected 18th July 1862

24th November 1863 charged at 12.15pm at New Norfolk PO with being of unsound state of mind, no residence, discharged 28th November at Hobart no sentence
5th March 1864 Admitted to New Norfolk Insane Asylum for Amentia, 50 year old labourers wife of Hobart

MARY & MATHEW were married by the Rev Dr Fry their witness’s were WILLIAM & ANNE (nee Behan) HICKS she was Mary’s shipmate

MARY had a sister MARGARET who came out on the same ship as her she was married to a MICHEAL COY who came out on the "London 2" which left Kingston on the 20th December 1850 arriving on the 19th March 1851.

Convict Changes History

Ellen West on 12th June, 2012 made the following changes:

new convict, term 10, convicted at 948, occupation 181, crime 109, firstname Mary, surname Cooley, date of death 1865-01-08, gender f

D Wong on 25th February, 2017 made the following changes:

voyage, source: http://foundersandsurvivors.org (prev. ), date of birth: 1821 (prev. 0000)

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