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Mary Dawson

Mary Dawson, one of 120 convicts transported on the Kains, 05 July 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Dawson
Aliases: Murray (alias)
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Housemaid
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 Life

Crime: Murder
Convicted at: Berwick Upon Tweed (Borough) Court of Gaol delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Kains
Departure date: 5th July, 1830
Arrival date: 11th March, 1831
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 119 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 435 (220). NSW Australia Convict Indents 1788-1842
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

Madhavi on 11th July, 2021 wrote:

Convicted for the murder of her husband.

Maureen Withey on 11th July, 2021 wrote:

Last week a coroner’s jury in Berwick, which sat on the body of John Murray, who died there recently, in consequence of a stroke he had received on the head with an iron coal rake, on the 21th of December last, brought verdict of wilful murder against Mary Dawson, a woman with whom Murray had cohabited.— Caledonian Mercury
Globe, 15 Feb 1830

Convict Changes History

Madhavi on 11th July, 2021 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 435 (220). NSW Australia Convict Indents 1788-1842 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page N

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