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Mary Ann Fobister

Mary Ann Fobister, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Fobister
Aliases: Fobester, Fobster
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1795
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: Felony
Convicted at: Suffolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 540
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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Nell Murphy on 24th May, 2016 wrote:

Mary Ann Fobester was convicted at Suffolk on 18 Jan 1830, together with her husband Thomas Fobester for cutting silk thread on a loom. Previous conviction for stealing. Mary Ann received a 14 yr sentence and was transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ship ‘America’arriving 1831.

Married woman, lived with husband Thomas.
Protestant; house servant, can wash. Aged 35yrs.
Native place: Dublin, Ireland.

Assignment in Colony.
House of Correction. Several notes of misconduct on Record.

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 24th May, 2016 made the following changes:

voyage, alias1: Fobester, alias2: Fobster, date of birth: 1795 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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