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Mary Fitzgerald

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Fitzgerald
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1819
Occupation: Laundress
Date of Death: 1892
Age: 73 years

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: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Ireland, Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Minerva
Departure date: 18th August, 1839
Arrival date: 26th December, 1839
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 6 other convicts

References

Primary source: NCW Non-Annotated Printed Indentures and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. https://jamesobrien.blog/genealogy/william-elliott-and-mary-fitzgerald/
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Wendy Smith on 14th October, 2019 wrote:

The Indentures state that Mary Fitzgerald was aged 20 years old; she could neither read nor write; Religion Roman Catholic,; Status Single; native of Limerick and a Laundress and house maid.  She was convicted of stealing clothes in July 1839 and sentence to 7 years.  She had no prior convictions.  Physical attributes Height 5 feet 2 3/4 inches; complexion Fair ruddy; Hair brown and Eyes Hazel.
Prisoner number 712-39 and transport number 105.  Received Certificate of Freedom in 1846.  Number 46/949.

D Wong on 19th October, 2019 wrote:

23/5/1844: Permission to Marry William Elliott, he was 21 and free, arrived per ‘Orient’ (looks like he was a crew member) - Mary was 24 and on Bond.

18/6/1844: Married at the Church of England, Monaro/Maneroo/Manaro.
Children:
1845: Mary Ann, married Fergus Delany at Cooma in 1864.

20/2/1851: John Thomas, married Rebecca Cowell (born at Bombala in 1856) at Bombala in 1872. He died in 1923 at Ashfield.

12/5/1853: Sarah Ann, married Joseph Tozer at Bombala on June 20, 1872. Their first child was born at Jillimatong, near Cooma. She died on June 15, 1915 at Cooma.

31/7/1855: Patrick, married Elizabeth Reedy at Bombala in 1881.  He died in 1939 at Bombala, aged 84, listing his father as William, but there is no name for the mother.

C1857: Catherine Elliott, married John Dunn on May 26, 1873 in the Roman Catholic Church at Cooma. Witnesses to the marriage were her brother and sister, Patrick Elliott and Sarah Ann Towzer or Tozer (wife of Joseph Tozer). Because Catherine was under-age, permission was given by her father, William Elliott who was living at Jillimatong. Catherine died at Bombala on the evening of Tuesday, July 14, 1936 (15579/1936) and was buried the following day. Her death was reported in the “Bombala Times” of Friday, July 17, 1936.

They spent the early part of their marriage at Bombala, where a number of their children were born.

In 1864, they were living in the Cooma District, as that’s where their daughter, Mary Ann married.

In 1873, they were still living in the Cooma District, at Jillamatong (near Braidwood) and William worked as a labourer in 1873, as these details are revealed on the marriage certificate for their daughter, Catherine. At some point, they moved to Bombala, as that’s where they both died.

1892: Mary J Elliott died at Bombala - parents listed as Patrick F and Mary J.

William Elliott died at Bombala in 1893.

Robert MALONE on 21st October, 2019 wrote:

Mary Fitzgerald was my third great grandmother.
you might be interested to learn that her father and two brothers were transported to Australia in 1840. Following are details:
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 about Patrick Fitzgerald

Name: Patrick Fitzgerald
Age: 55
Date of Conviction: 16 Dec 1839
Place of Conviction: Limerick
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1784
Vessel: Pekoe
Port of Arrival: New South Wales
Date of Arrival: 6 Nov 1840
Certificate of Freedom: Yes

FITZGERALD
Patrick
Pekoe
1840
44/83
Ticket of Leave
[4/4184; Reel 951]
District: Queanbeyan; Tried: Limerick City

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1827-1867 about Patrick Fitzgerald

Name: Patrick Fitzgerald
Birth Year: 1785
Native Place: County Limerick, Ireland
Certificate Date: 25 Jan 1847
Arrival Year: 1840
Vessel: Pekoe
Trade or Calling: Labourer
Offence: Stealing carpenter’s tools
Place of Trial: Limerick City
Date of Trial: 16 December 1839

Mary Fitzgerald’s two brothers Michael (b 1817) and John (b 1822) were also convicted with their father and were transported on the Pekoe with him, arriving in Australia in November 1840.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 14th October, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NCW Non-Annotated Printed Indentures and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Fitzgerald, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1809, date of death: 0000,

D Wong on 19th October, 2019 made the following changes:

source: NCW Non-Annotated Printed Indentures and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. https://jamesobrien.blog/genealogy/william-elliott-and-mary-fitzgerald/ (prev. NCW Non-Annotated Printed Indentures and Warrants of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.), date

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