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Mary Graham, one of 117 convicts transported on the Eliza, 03 November 1829
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Middlesex Gaol Delivery
3rd November, 1829
24th February, 1830
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 116 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 237 (121)
||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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Suzzanne Beck on 15th April, 2019 wrote:
Mary was convicted of stealing 12 yards of printed cotton from Mr William Brown.
She petitioned the Court:
MARY GRAHAM - HO17/40/34
SOURCE - HOME OFFICE CRIMINAL PETITON - SERIES 1
SERIES - HO 17
PIECE NUMBER - 40
ITEM NUMBER - FO 34
To the Right Honorable Robert Peele Secretary of State.
The humble petition of MARY GRAHAM a prisoner confirned in His Majesty’s gaol at
Newgate under sentence of transportation.
Most humbly sheweth to your Honor;
That your petitioner is a poor fatherless child
whose widowed mother is in the greatest distress being old friendless and poor -
your petitioner was - brought up as a winder to the weaver but had been long out
of employ - ( the  being to bad) and was thereby driven to the greatest distress -
your petitioner begs to acknowledge her guilt and the just of her sentence but
most humbly imploys your Honor in pity to her aged mother not to send her out of
the country - but to allow her to expiate her crime by penetance and
imprisonment in her native land - to that she may have a hope of being once more
restored to society and the arms of her aged parent, and your petitioner as in duty
bound will ever pray.
Mary Graham (from: https://www.femaleconvicts.org.au/docs/petitions/MaryGraham_Eliza.pdf)
Convict Changes History
Suzzanne Beck on 15th April, 2019 made the following changes: