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Mary Finn

Mary Finn, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Finn
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1759
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1793
Age: 34 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 9 (6)
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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Anonymous on 12th September, 2011 wrote:

Mary Finn gave birth to five children Elizabeth, Charlotte,John 1802, James 1808. These Children was all fathered by John Richardson/Mann On the Scarborough

There is another child Daniel Finn born on broad the Lady Penrhyn,to Mary Finn

When John 1802, James 1808 was born Mary was known as Mary Quin

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online September 1785; Trial of JANE LANGLEY MARY FINN (t17850914-96):
JANE LANGLEY, MARY FINN, Theft > grand larceny, 14th September 1785.
JANE LANGLEY and MARY FINN were indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 29th of July last, five guineas, value 5 l. 5 s. and 9 s. and 6 d. in monies numbered , the property of Robert Robinson.
## Very long proceedings follow, several pages, regarding the crime. It would appear that Robert Robinson thought he was to ‘take advantage’ of Jane and Mary but they actually picked his pockets first!
Lots of witnesses were called, with varied tales, but the two young women were found guilty and sentenced to transportation for 7 years.

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 wrote:

Mary did indeed have a child, Daniel Finn, father unknown, born on the voyage.
She then had a relationship with John Richardson ‘Mann’ (First Fleet Convict, Scarborough, 1788) and had two children, Elizabeth Mann 1789 and Charlotte Mann 1792.
Mary herself, however, died in 1793 and is not the mother of the other children. There was indeed a Mary Quin (Convict, Anne 1, 1801) who also partnered John Richardson.

Australian Death Index:
Name: Mary Finn
Death Date: 1793
Death Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1793
Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales
Volume Number: V17931018 2A

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 26th February, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1759 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1793 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime

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