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Mary Dowd

Mary Dowd, one of 200 convicts transported on the Anna Maria, 04 October 1851

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Dowd
Aliases: Gannon
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Cook/laundress
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Bristol. Bristol City Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Anna Maria
Departure date: 4th October, 1851
Arrival date: 26th January, 1852
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 229 (117). http://www.orphanschool.org.au
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

Nell Murphy on 4th July, 2016 wrote:

Mary DOWD/GANNON was convicted at Bristol Q.S. on
4 July 1851 for receiving stolen property. 7yr sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ‘Anna Maria’ arriving 26 Jan 1852.

Married woman (GANNON), 6 children (some on board with her); cook & laundress; aged 39yrs; 5’3 1/2”; Protestant.
Native place - Co. Sligo, Ireland.

Assignments of service work in Colony.
Clear Conduct Record

Ticket of Leave 15 Aug 1854
Conditional Pardon 14 Aug 1855

Child: Ellen GANNON admitted to St. Johns Orphan School, New Town (nr Hobart) aged 8yrs, admitted 8 Feb 1852. Discharged 12 March 1855, to her mother now on Ticket of Leave.  Father - Timothy GANNON. Mother - Mary DOWD (transported to VDL per ‘Anna Maria’ 1851). Orphan no. 1990.

Child: Mary GANNON admitted to St. Johns Orphanage, New Town (nr Hobart) 1 Feb 1852. Discharged 19 March 1855 to mother, now on Ticket of Leave.  Father: Timothy GANNON. Mother: Mary DOWD (transported per ‘Anna Maria’ 1851). Orphan no. 1991.

Child: Louisa GAMON (GANNON)admitted to St. Johns Orphanage, New Town (nr Hobart) on 1 Jul 1851. Discharged to her mother, now on Ticket of Leave 12 Mar 1855. Father - Timothy GAMON (GANNON). Mother - Mary DAVIS (presumed to be an error and should be Mary DOWD) per ‘Anna Maria’.

Nell Murphy on 4th July, 2016 wrote:

Convict Indent of family details confirms that 3 of her children, Ellen, Mary & Louisa accompanied Mary to Colony.

Father of Mary: Daniel
Mother of Mary: Catherine
Brother of Mary: John
Sisters of Mary: Eleanor & Bridget
Husband of Mary: Timothy GANNON, London.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 4th July, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 229 (117). http://www.orphanschool.org.au (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/17, Page Number 229

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