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Mary Ann Gallivan

Mary Ann Gallivan, one of 204 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, 02 May 1842

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Gallivan
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1823
Occupation: Servant of all work
Date of Death: 8th August, 1887
Age: 64 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Royal Admiral
Departure date: 2nd May, 1842
Arrival date: 24th September, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 204 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 92
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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D Wong on 23rd March, 2017 wrote:

Old Bailey:
MARY ANN GALLIVAN, Theft > theft from a specified place, 25th October 1841.

Offence: Theft > theft from a specified place
Verdict: Guilty > no_subcategory
Punishment: Transportation
MARY ANN GALLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August, 1 pair of boots, value 17s.; 2 veils, value 6s.; 1 shift, value 2s.; 1 bag, value 1s.; 1 snuff-box, value 4s.; 1 blind, value 1s.; 1 box of dominos, value 2s.; 2 spoons, value 1s.; 1 apron, value 6d.; 1 pocket, value 6d.; 1 brush, value 6d.; 3 boxes, value 1s. 6d.; 1 umbrella, value 5s.; 1 salt-cellar, value 1s.; 3 knives, value 10d.; 1 fork, value 2d.; 2 fans, value 2s.; 3 collars, value 5s. 6d.; 1 inkstand, value 1s.; 1 flounce, value 4s. 1 gown, value 1s. 6d.; 1 bottle, value 4d.; 1 pelerine, value 1s.; and 3 buckles, value 2s. 6d.; the goods of Thomas Horwood.

Prisoner. I never saw the prosecutrix till she gave me into custody; I went out with a young woman, and bought these things and the reticule of a woman for 4d.
GUILTY. Aged 18.— Transported for Seven Years.

Mary Ann was 19 years old on arrival in VDL - she was born in Kerry, Ireland, 5’4 1/2” tall, blue eyes, dark brown hair, pockpitted, scar on left thumb, single, illiterate, catholic.

18/8/1845: Married George Sullek Northmore (David Clarke 1841 VDL) - they had at least 2 children, George and Walter.

11/11/1845: TOL
15/12/1857: Free Certificate.

2/1/1852: Moved to Victoria with husband George.

Lived at Mopoke/Castlemaine in Victoria.

10/4/1886 Mount Alexander Mail, Vic:
Vagbanoy.— The blind woman, Mary-Ann Northmore was brought up on remand for having no visible means of support. The particulars of the case were related by Sergt. Frood as to the discovery of her in a hut in a destitute condition.  Upon George Northmore, her son, being called, he deposed he gave his mother meals three times a day.  He is a miner, and lived with her, but his earnings are uncertain.  Sometimes he stayed at Campbells Creek working, but he did nothing towards supporting a woman there.  He was willing to look after his mother, and support her.  Another of her sons, Walter, said he did a lot for his mother, and gave her 4s about 4 weeks ago when he came from the harvest.  His mother could look after herself, and did not want feeding.  She was found by Constable Glendenning in a poor hut without furniture at Mopoke Gully, and had but a few okld bags for a covering.  She told him that her son went for bread the night before, but had not returned.  There was not a pick of food in the house, the onstable said, and that unless her neighbours looked after her she would perish o want.  Mrs Northmore said to the Court her darling children looked after her and gave her food.  They would ontinue to do so.  The Bench remanded the old woman for 7 days, to give time for an arrangement being made for her.  He was surprised the Asylum Committee did not admit and old resident to the institution, when they took in other persons from a distance.

9/8/1887 Mount Alexander Mail, Victoria:
An inmate of the Benevolent Asylum, named Mary Ann Northmore, aged 62 years, died yesterday. She was admitted in 1886.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 23rd March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1823 (prev. 0000), date of death: 8th August, 1887 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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