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Mary Dodd

Mary Dodd, one of 73 convicts transported on the Sir Charles Forbes, 31 August 1826

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Dodd
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Nursery maid
Date of Death: 17th August, 1879
Age: 70 years

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Salop Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sir Charles Forbes
Departure date: 31st August, 1826
Arrival date: 3rd January, 1827
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 71 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 60
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

Judith Wood on 27th October, 2014 wrote:

Married Joseph Barrett 24 March 1831 at Launceston. Died at New Town Pauper Est. of bronchitis.

D Wong on 3rd January, 2020 wrote:

Mary Dodd was listed as 17 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Wellington.

Transported for ‘Stealing wearing apparel’.

Mary was single, a nursery maid, 5’1½” tall, brown hair, dark grey eyes.

24/3/1831: Married Joseph Barrett at Launceston, and had 2 children.
25/1/1831: Abraham
20/2/1833: Ann (both listed as Barratt).

Joseph had become a land owner in Launceston and Mary later went back to England.  She was then again transported to VDL per ‘Platina’ 1837, for ‘Stealing Potatoes’.

1844: COF.

Joseph died 28/3/1865.

Son Abraham later became Mayor of Launceston in 1864.

Convict Changes History

Judith Wood on 27th October, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), date of death: 17th August, 1879 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

D Wong on 3rd January, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

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