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Mary Halfpenny

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Halfpenny
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1811
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Ireland, Tipperary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hope
Departure date: 10th April, 1842
Arrival date: 17th August, 1842
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 17 other convicts

References

Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Friends of St. John's Orphan School
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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 wrote:

Mary HALFPENNY was convicted at Tipperary, Ireland on 31 Dec 1841 for larceny - stealing cashmere. 7yr transportation sentence. Stated her husband, Thomas Halfpenny had been convicted and transported to Australia per the ‘Richard Webb’. Mother of 5 children.  Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Hope’ arriving 17 Aug 1842. Well conducted and quiet.

Married woman; husband Thomas Halfpenny; children - Joanne, Ellen, Margaret, Mary & Catherine (Indent record states 5 children accompanied her on the ship); aged 31yrs; country servant; Roman Catholic.
4 Brothers: George, William, Michael & Stephen.
1 Sister: Rosemary.  (as stated on Indent)

Assignments of work service in the Colony.
1844: mismanagement of work. 1 mth hard labour at the Female House of Correction, Hobart.

24 June 1845: Ticket of Leave granted.
5 Oct 1847: Conditional Pardon approved.
26 April 1849: Free Certificate

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 wrote:

n.b. There are two female convicts named Mary Halfpenny in VDL about the same time.

Record of children:
Mary HALFPENNY - mother Mary Halfpenny (per ‘Hope’).
Admitted to St. John’s Orphan School/Orphanage on 23 Aug 1842, aged 4 yrs. (This was a requirement by the Govt.) Discharged to her mother on 1 Oct 1847 who was now on a Ticket of Leave and permitted to have her children returned if she could prove she was in a situation to care for them adequately. (Ref. SW7 & 28)

Ellen HALFPENNY - mother Mary Halfpenny (per ‘Hope’). Admitted to St. John’s Orphan School on 23 Aug 1842. Aged 9 yrs. Discharged 27 Aug 1847 to J.M. Loughran, O’Briens Bridge (most probably an employer).  (Ref. SW 7 & 28).

Johanna HALFPENNY - mother Mary Halfpenny (per ‘Hope’). Admitted to St. Johns Orphan School on 23 Aug 1842. Aged 12yrs. Discharged on 6 Feb 1846 to J. Witheringham (most likely an employer). (Ref. SW 7 & 28).

Catherine HALFPENNY - mother Mary Halfpenny (per ‘Hope’). Admitted to St. John’s Orphan School on 5 Sept 1842. Aged 2yrs. Died at orphanage 17 Mar 1843, dysentery. Buried at St. Johns Cemetery, New Town (nr Hobart). (Ref. SW 7 & 28).

Margaret HALFPENNY - mother Mary Halfpenny (per ‘Hope’). Admitted to St. Johns Orphan School on 23 Aug 1842. Aged 6 yrs, 6 mths. Discharged 1 Oct 1847 to mother, now on ticket of leave.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 12th January, 2017 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Friends of St. John's Orphan School (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Halfpenny, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1811, date of death: 0000, gender:

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