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Mary Doyle

Mary Doyle, one of 170 convicts transported on the Sea Queen, 08 May 1846

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Doyle
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1829
Occupation: Housemaid
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 15 years

Crime: Assault
Convicted at: Northumberland. Town of Newcastle upon Tyne Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Sea Queen
Departure date: 8th May, 1846
Arrival date: 29th August, 1846
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 92, Class and Piece Number HO11/15, Page Number 61 (32)
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

D Wong on 18th October, 2013 wrote:

Mary Doyle was 17 years old on arrival in VDL. She was born in Newcastle-on-tyne.

Mary was 4’11 1/4” tall, dark complexion, black hair and eyes, could read and write and was married (no details of husband).

Mary was transported for “Robbery with personal violence”

21/10/1850: Married Robert Horne (Emily 1842) found no issue.

25/4/1853: TOL
3/4/1855: CP

6/4/1857: From her conduct record: Was tried in Hobart for stealing £20 from the person of Robert Cooley, a pass holder.  Sentence of 2 years imprisonment and to be kept to hard labour.
Mary had been working for Mr Rose, the landlord at the Brown Bear in Hobart.  She was tried as Mary Doyle.

From Founders and Survivors: “May have died as Mary Horne in 1908 in Hobart”, but they had no certificate.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 18th October, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1829, gender, occupation, crime

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