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Mary Davis

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

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Davis
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1792
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple grand larceny
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). Old Bailey. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Elizabeth on 8th May, 2018 wrote:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t18261026-206
26 Oct 1826
Trial Summary:

  * Crime(s): theft : simple grand larceny,
  * Punishment Type: transportation,
    (Punishment details may be provided at the end of the trial.)
  * Verdict: Guilty,
  * Crime Location: Golden-lane

Iris Dunne on 22nd September, 2020 wrote:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Theft: grand larceny
26th October 1826
1998. MARY DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , 1 blanket, value 4s. , the goods of Ann Tarlizzic , widow .

ANN TARLIZZIC. I am a widow, and live in Golden-lane . The prisoner is a stranger; on the 3d of October I found this blanket on the landing-place - she had been up-stairs, and taken it from a room, which was not occupied.

ROBERT TIPPETT . I am the prosecutrix’s grandson; I saw the prisoner sitting on the landing-place, on this blanket; she asked me for some person whom I did not know: I made no answer, and went into a back-room, and shortly after she asked how long the person who lodged in the front room would be; I said, “I could not tell;” she shut the door - I heard her go down soon after; I looked after her, and saw this blanket fall from her on the landing-place; I asked her what business she had to take it - she said she had not taken it, that she kicked it on the stairs, but I had seen her sitting on it; an officer was fetched, and took her.

SARAH GABLE . I lodge in the house; I heard a noise, opened the door, and Tippett said, “This woman has taken a blanket.”

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. I took her in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner’s Defence. I was not in any room - I went on an errand to a man’s wife there; it laid on the bannisters and as I turned round, it fell down.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18261026-206

Iris Dunne on 22nd September, 2020 wrote:

Bound Indentures: aged 35, cannot read or write, Catholic, Married with 2 children, Husband Thomas Davis a Seaman, Trade Laundress

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

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Princess Charlotte - 1827
Name; Mary Davies. Age; 35 [1792] 
Unable to Read or write. Catholic, Married - 2 children
Native County; Clare
Trade; Laundress
Offence; Stealing Blanket
Trial; London - 28th Oct 1826 - 7 years. 2 previous convictions
Height; 5 ft. -
Complexion; Sallow, freckled
Hair; Brown
Eyes; Blue
Assigned; Sarah Smith, Sydney
Additional Remarks; Husband; Thos. Davis, a seaman

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

1827 - 27 Mar - Gaol Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Entrance Book. Offence;  An incorrigible Drunkard. 3rd class. 3 months
1828 - 18 Mar - Gaol Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Entrance Book. Offence; Offence; Drunk and absent from service . 3rd class. 1 month

1828 - 30 Jan 1828 - Gaol Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Entrance Book. Offence; Drunk and absent from service . 3rd class. 1 month
1829 - 31 Jan - Gaol Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Entrance Book. Offence; An incorrigible Drunkard. 3rd class. 3 months

1833 - 31 Oct. Certificate of Freedom. 33/1188. Native Place; Ennis, County Clare.

Convict Changes History

Elizabeth on 8th May, 2018 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

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

source: Old Bailey. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70) (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)), date of birth: 1

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

source: State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 12188; Item 4/4012; Microfiche 665). Old Bailey. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70) (prev. Old Bailey. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfil

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