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Mary Fairbrother

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Fairbrother
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1787
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Ireland, Wicklow
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Brothers
Departure date: 3rd October, 1826
Arrival date: 4th February, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 157 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. 1828 Census NSW.
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 1st August, 2020 wrote:

Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
Mary Fairbrother, age 40, protestant, Brothers (2) (1827),  tried at Wicklow, 1825, 14 years, for forged notes.  Married, 2 children. Trade – servant house. DOB, 1787. Native place, London, England.

1828 Census NSW. At Female Government Factory, Parramatta. Mustered 29 Oct 1828
Maria Fairbrother, age 42, Per Brothers 1827, 7 years, protestant.


Principal Superintendent of Convicts Office, 26th August, 1839.
THE undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom since the last day of
publication, viz.
Fairbrother Mary, Brothers

Maureen Withey on 5th August, 2020 wrote:

Mary Fairbrother, Brothers 1827.
Source: State Archives of NSW. Bound indents Microfiche 663.
Details: Age 40. Reads and writes. House servant from London. Married with 2 children. Tried in Wicklow 14 July 1825 and sentenced to 14 years transportation for passing forged notes. Assigned to Rev. Threlkeld at Hunters River on arrival.

Maureen Withey on 18th August, 2020 wrote:

THE undermentioned Female Prisoners of the Crown have obtained Tickets of Leave in compliance with the Regulations of 17th March, 1829, for good Conduct in the Situations respectively stated, viz.—
County of Cumberland.
Fairbrother Mary, Brothers (2), in service.
Sydney Gazette, 28 Dec 1830

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 1st August, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. 1828 Census NSW. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Fairbrother, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1787, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupati

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