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Mary Ann Giles

Mary Ann Giles, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Giles
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: 1866
Age: -

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 14 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Kerry on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

Married Thomas Allard 15 Jan 1828 at St James Church, King St, Sydney [V1828 4217 3B]

Maureen Withey on 21st November, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 21 November 2019), December 1826, trial of MARY ANN GILES (t18261207-134).

MARY ANN GILES, Theft > pocketpicking, 7th December 1826.

137. MARY ANN GILES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , 1 bag, value 1s.; 2 sovereigns, and 14 shillings, the property of John Lloyd , from his person .

JOHN LLOYD. I am single, and am a butcher - I live at Devonshire-street, Lisson-grove, and serve a few customers with a tray on my shoulder. On the evening of the 27thof October, I met the prisoner about two doors beyond Upper Gloucester-street - she asked where I was going- I said, “Home;” she asked me to go with her, and I at last went with her to a by-part of a square, but we were disturbed twice - we then made an agreement, and I was going with her to another place, but as we went along, she slipped her arm from me, and ran away, saying she heard the watchman coming, and was afraid to meet him, as he had said that he would take her away, if he found her on his beat - I thought it strange she should go away on that frivolous excuse; I had before given her sixpence out of my purse, and returned it into my breeches pocket; when she was gone, I missed my purse, containing the money stated - I gave information to the watchman, who took her on the Sunday evening. I have known her by sight for some years, and her mother too, but I never spoke to her before - I had not been drinking; she had pattens on when she spoke to me.

WILLIAM TRODD . I was serjeant of the night; I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor talking together under a lamp - I have known her by sight for a year and a half; in a short time after, I heard of the robbery; I saw the prisoner going round Dorset-square, taking off her shawl and bonnet to alter her appearance; she left her pattens, which were found the next morning by another man - I followed her to Quebec-street, where I lost her - I told the officer of it, and on Sunday evening she was taken - she said to me, “I will give you 1l. if you will not take me to the watch-house.

MILES JONES . I was crying half-past nine o’clock, and I saw the prosecutor with the prisoner; I saw no more for about ten minutes, when the prosecutor came and asked me if I had seen a tall slender young woman; I said I had not - he said he had been robbed, and I found the prisoner on the Sunday evening following.

JOHN HEATH . I am a watchman. I knew the girl by the description, and I saw her go into a public-house; I gave information, and she was taken.

Prisoner’s Defence. They are all false-swearing people, and God will punish them for it; I never saw the man till I saw him at the office.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Convict Changes History

Kerry on 21st November, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 1866 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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