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Mary Ann Freegrove

Mary Ann Freegrove, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Freegrove
Aliases: Weymean
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 142. Tasmanian Archives - convicts. Conduct record page 125.
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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Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 wrote:

Mary Ann Freegrove (married name)was convicted at the CCC, London on 16/09/1839 for receiving stolen goods. 7yr transportation sentence. To Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Gilbert Henderson’, arriving 24/04/1840.

Aged 22yrs; married woman (husband William Freegrove, also convicted and transported to VDL - arrived ‘Lord Lyndoch’ 1841); 3 children; born abt 1817 London.

Blue eyes; light hair; house servant; 5’2 1/2”.

Several notes of misconduct on record.

Husband William was reported drowned 04/02/1844. (No evidence found if they were ever together in Tasmania.)

Application for permission to remarry, in Colony - to Thomas Weymean (per ‘Susan’) 1844. Marriage registered Hobart 18/11/1844 (ref. 1209/1844-37)

Free Certificate 848, 1846.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 14th July, 2013 made the following changes:

source, alias1, date of birth 1817, gender, occupation, crime

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