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Mary Ann Davis

Mary Ann Davis, one of 180 convicts transported on the Mary, 13 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Nurse girl/servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

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: Shop lifting
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 13th April, 1835
Arrival date: 7th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 179 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 27 (15)
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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Tony Beale on 23rd May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1834-1835. From London Single protestant who could read and write aged 16. Mother is Mary Davis on the boatC43/579. previous conviction of 2 months 4’ 7” Ruddy complexion brown hair and hazel eyes

Tony Beale on 23rd May, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 3/4/1843 C43/519

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851 Granted 9/4/1839 Mary Ann Davis 21 Bond (7yrs) per ship Mary (5) to marry William Bagley 27 free (7yrs) per ship Burrell (1) rev John McGarvie

Tony Beale on 23rd May, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

91. MARY ANN DAVIS and ANN TYSON were indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of November, 3 pieces of silk handkerchiefs, containing 21 handkerchiefs, value 3l.15s., the goods of Thomas Boyle; Davis-having been before convicted of felony; and MARY DAVIS , for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen.

THOMAS BOYLE . I live in St. John-street, and am a draper. On the 3rd of November, I missed three pieces of silk handkerchiefs—Mr. Roe afterwards came, and produced one to me—I went with him to Mr. Waters, and saw two others—I then went to Harper-street, Goswell-street, and saw Mary Ann Davis—Roe and another officer then went and took Tyson, and brought her there—Mary Ann Davis then stated that Tyson and her had come to my shop, to ask for some quilling net—that Tyson had taken the handkerchiefs, and given them to her; but she had nothing to do with pawning them—Tyson denied it—the officer then went and brought Mary Davis—when she came, Tyson said, as the truth must be told, she would not bear all the blame—that Mary Davis knew all about it, and she went with her to pawn them at Mr. Upsall’s—Mary Davis fell on her knees, and declared to God that she knew nothing about them—the pieces were marked, but there is no mark on these separate handkerchiefs—to the best of my belief, these are what I lost.

ROBERT UPSALL . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Barbican. On the 5th of November, Tyson came to my shop with Mary Ann Davis, and offered some silk handkerchiefs to pawn—I had suspicion they were stolen—they said they belonged to Mr. Isaacs—I told them to go and send him—soon after Tyson came back with Mary Davis, who said they were her property—I said I should not give them up till the right owner came—Mary Davis said she had them from a tally shop over the water—these are the three handkerchiefs they brought—I told the officer of it.

ROBERT JAMES PEARSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Whitecross-street. I have two handkerchiefs pawned for 4s., on the 4th of November, by Mary Davis and a girl, but I cannot say who.

CHARLES WORLEY . I am a pawnbroker. I have two handkerchiefs, pawned by a female, in the name of Ann Davis—I cannot say who.

JOHN ROE . I am an officer. I called on Mr. Upsall—he showed me one of these handkerchiefs—I made inquiry, and found the prosecutor—I found Mary Davis at her house, and charged her with going to pawn them, which she denied.



Transported for Seven Years.


Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 23rd May, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1819 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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