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Maria Coutts, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
||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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Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 wrote:
Maria was tried at the Old Bailey.
MARIA COUTTS, Theft - grand larceny, 26th October 1826.
1997. MARIA COUTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of September, 1 carpet, value 13s.; 1 pair of boots, value 10s., and 3 bed valances, value 5s., the goods of Samuel Eyland .
SAMUEL EYLAND. I am a shoemaker , and live in Hanway-yard. I heard a cry of Stop thief! about three o’clock, on the 29th of September - I ran out, and saw my servant picking up these articles, which are mine; I went with her to the bottom of the street, and took the prisoner, whom she pointed out.
JEMIMA WARD. I am Mr. Eyland’s servant. I was coming out of the room, and saw the prisoner coming down-stairs with a bundle - she was a stranger; I followed, calling Stop thief! - she dropped it about ten yards off; I took it up - it contained these articles, which are master’s; I am certain of her person.
JOHN WOODWARD. I took her in charge.
The prisoner pleaded distress.
GUILTY. Aged 34.
Transported for Seven Years.
Source: Old Bailey online.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Princess Charlotte - 1827
Name; Maria Coutts
Indent No; 34
Noted against name; Died at Sea. 12 June of Phthisis Pulmonary in Lat 33’44 Long 12’20
UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals,
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Name; Maria Coutts
Age; 34 
Notes; Complained of vomiting of blood. she has frequent cough which she has been troubled with for about 12 months Discharged; Died at Sea. 12 June
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 29th August, 2019 made the following changes:
gender: f, crime
Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000)