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Mary Davies

Mary Davies, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Davies
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 1828
Age: 30 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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts

References

Primary source: State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item 4/4012; Microfiche 665). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136
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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Community Contributions

Iris Dunne on 22nd September, 2020 wrote:

Bound Indentures: aged 29, cannot read or write, Protestant, Native Place London, Single, Trade Laundress & Housemaid, Offence Stealing clothing, Note: “Dead - as stated by Mary Davis - Two lines below” (no date)

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Trial; London - 14 Nov 1826 - 7 years
Height; 4 ft. 10 1/2
Complexion; Fair Freckled
Hair; Lt Brown
Eyes; Dk Brown
Assigned; W B Thomkins

Tony Beale on 2nd October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online ( note: In the old bailey records listed as Mary Davis tried 14 Sept 1826. 1827 Ship muster rolls for Princess Charlotte show Mary Davies tried 14 Sept 1826 receiving 7 years)

1599. MARY DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , 1 jacket, value 15s. , the goods of William Thompson .

WILLIAM THOMPSON. Between twelve and one o’clock on the morning of the 2d of September, I was coming from Tower-hill; I met a woman, who asked me to go home with her; I said, I would, provided she would behave well to me, being a stranger; I went home with her, and gave her a shilling to get some liquor - she went down stairs, and never returned - that was not the prisoner; I pulled off my jacket and put it beside the bed, and laid down to see if any body came - a little while afterward, the prisoner came, and said, “Young man, you can’t stop here, my husband and two children are coming to sleep here;” I got up, and said, “Where is my jacket;” she d - d me, and said what did she know about it, but she would take me to the girl who brought me there; I followed her to many holes and corners - she tried to trip up my heels, and got from me, and ran in doors - I sung out for the watchman; he came, but could not find her not the jacket; I cannot tell how long I laid on the bed; I suppose not more than a quarter of an hour; I laid dozing there; I was a little in liquor; I saw some person come into the room, but did not get up to see who it was.

JOSEPH HALL . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pawned this jacket with me on the morning of the 2d of September.

JAMES LEA . I am the officer. The prosecutor applied to me; I knew the prisoner by his description; I went with him to the pawnbroker’s, and found the jacket.(Property produced and sworn to.)
Prisoner’s Defence. I found it behind some chairs in my room; I had not seen him then.
GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Iris Dunne on 22nd September, 2020 made the following changes:

source: State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item 4/4012; Microfiche 665). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 136 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Nu

Penny-Lyn Beale on 24th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 1828 (prev. 0000)

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