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Mary Desmond

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Desmond
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1816
Occupation: House duties
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: House robbery
Convicted at: Cork City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Isabella
Departure date: 8th March, 1840
Arrival date: 24th July, 1840
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
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Community Contributions

Tony Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:

From Dublin Ireland. Single catholic who could not read or write. Has 1 male child. 5’ 1 1/2” ruddy and freckled complexion black hair and hazel eyes. 2 previous convictions of 6 and 1 month.

Tony Beale on 24th December, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856
Isabella 1840 27 Feb - 1840 03 Aug. Placed in the hospital from 21/5/1840 to 30/6/1840 suffering from various forms of Syphillis and Gonorhoea. “The patient has been several years on the town and is of abandomned and dissipated habits. The last time she was affected she spent three months in the Dublin Hospital and was cured, The eruption came out about 1 month ago and gradually increased and is now so bad that the prisoners have objected to her sleeping in the berth and reported the circumstances to me during inspection, She was treated with ointment and other remedies. Bowels constipated and treated with magnesium sulphate (epsom salts) The site of the pustules sees new skin growing. She was very grateful for the treatment and received wine and preserved meat for 10 days after leaving hospital.”

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 24th December, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Desmond, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1816, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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