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Mary Durkin

Mary Durkin, one of 140 convicts transported on the Henry Wellesley, 17 July 1837

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Durkin
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Country servant
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 Life

Crime: Attempted murder
Convicted at: York Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Henry Wellesley
Departure date: 17th July, 1837
Arrival date: 22nd December, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 139 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 99 (51)
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 4th July, 2013 wrote:

Mary Durkin was 26 years old when convicted of attempted murder, by suffocating her infant child.
Mary was single and her native place was Meath, Ireland.

1844: Married Michael Mooney (Royal Sovereign 1835) at St. Mary’s, Sydney.

Mary and John were in the Yass area and they had 2 daughters, Margaret, born 1845 at Yass.  She married Thomas Kelly on 12/5/1854 at Yass.

They also had a daughter Julia born 1849.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th July, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1811, gender, occupation, crime

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