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Mary Day

Mary Day, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Day
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 16th November, 1801
Occupation: Publican
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: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lucy Davidson
Departure date: 10th July, 1829
Arrival date: 29th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 106
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

Peta on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Permission to marry Charles Chamberlain who was transported on the General Hewitt. He was 52, she was 32 when granted permission. Married in St Matthew’s church Windsor. Her maiden name was Mary Morgan. She had married Henry Day in St Martins in the Field Westminster. During her trial for stealing books, she stated that her husband had deserted her. Known children of Mary and Charles Chamberlain are William Andrew Chamberlain and Thomas Chamberlain, both born in Richmond NSW in 1840s. Information sourced from Old Bailey website, Ancestry and Birth and Marriage certificates.

Maureen Withey on 26th August, 2021 wrote:

Convict Permission to Marry.
Charles Chamberlain, General Hewitt, Age 52, Life, T. of L. and Mary Day, per Lady Davidson, age 32, 7 years, Bond; Married; children.
Date of permission, 4 Nov 1834, Revd. H.T. Stiles.
Convict Index.
Mary Day, per Lucy Davidson, 1829, Certificate of freedom, 11 Apr 1836. 36/0205.

Convict Changes History

Grace Peake on 29th February, 2012 made the following changes:

gender f

Peta on 26th August, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 16th November, 1801 (prev. 0000), occupation

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