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Mary Fleming

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Fleming
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1818
Occupation: Childs maid
Date of Death: 13th July, 1897
Age: 79 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Limerick
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Margaret
Departure date: 24th January, 1837
Arrival date: 30th May, 1837
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 15 other convicts


Primary source: NSW Govt Gazette, Wed June 26 1839 page 719; NSW Govt Gazette Wed Oct 29 1839, page 1192
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Community Contributions

Ann Turnbull on 6th March, 2014 wrote:

Absconed from John Smith, Newcastle, since June 16. Apprehended (Oct 1839) Married free convict Robert Ney/Nay Parramatta 29/01/1840 - six sons. Married William Bennett 1853 - 3 sons, 1 daughter.

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd May, 2020 wrote:

arrived on the Margaret 1, in 1837

Read or write   no
Religion Catholic
Single/married single
where from Limerick, Ireland Could be Pork
Offence   stealing bed clothes
tried where Limerick City
tried when July 1836
sentence 7 years transportation to Australia
former conviction none
trade   chamber maid
height   4 foot 10 inches
complexion ruddy and freckled
hair   Dark Brown
eyes   hazel
transportation   from Limerick
marks and scars two horizontal scares(small) over left eyebrow
  Mark of a burn on right arm. Little finger of each   hand contracted.
Certificate of freedom ?
Brother; Thomas Fleming a prisoner for 7 years.
age 19 when arrived in Australia.

1837 - Master; J W Baker - no district given

1839 - New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
3175 - Mary Fleming Bond Ship Margaret.  Committed; By Whom; JH Crimmer. ? When 26 Nov 1839. Where; Newcastle. Crime; Pregnancy. Purpose; Female Factory Paramatta. 28 Nov. 1839

1839 - 27 Nov. Entrance Book.
Discharged - Ass to Mr. Smith New Castle

1840 - New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851

Robert Nay. Age 22. Waterloo 3 7 years Free
Mary Fleming Age 22. Margaret 1. 7 years . Factory
Married Mary Ann Fleming 20 February 1840 - Parramatta Catholic church NSW Australia

Robert W Ney - 30 March 1841 - Christened 20 April 1842. Bathurst “Murrumbieger” Station Bathurst NSW Australia
William Boyd Ney - 04 July 1842 - Bogan River, Mudgee NSW Australia
James Nay - 17 Aug 1845 - Bogan River Dubbo NSW Australia
Benjamin Nay - 1847 - Mudgee NSW Australia
George Nay - 1849 - Mudgee NSW Australia
Joseph Nay - 1851 - Mudgee NSW Australia

1851 -  Death of Husband - Robert Nay

1853 - Married William Bennett -
Name: Mary Ney
Spouse Name: William Benett
Marriage Date: 1853
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Gulgong, Mudgee, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1853
Volume Number: V C

John W Bennett
Sarah Bennett
William Bennett

Died 13 Jul 1897 - Buried Rookwood Cemetery. Sydney, Australia.
Died at Newington Asylum - Senile Decay

Convict Changes History

Ann Turnbull on 6th March, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: NSW Govt Gazette, Wed June 26 1839 page 719; NSW Govt Gazette Wed Oct 29 1839, page 1192 (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Fleming, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death:

Penny-Lyn Beale on 2nd May, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1818 (prev. 0000)

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