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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: 1805
Occupation: Maid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Vagrancy
Convicted at: Ireland, Down
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Diamond
Departure date: 29th November, 1837
Arrival date: 29th March, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 158 other convicts


Primary source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures.
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Community Contributions

Wendy Smith on 15th June, 2020 wrote:

The Convict Indentures state that Mary Halfpenny was 32 years old.  She could read; religion Roman Catholic; status single a native of County Down.  She was kitchen maid.  Mary was convicted of vagrancy at Down on 11 July 1837 and sentenced to 7 years transportation.  She had one prior conviction and served 6 months.  Physical attributes: Height 4 feet 8 1/4 inches; complexion ruddy and freckled; hair dark brown and eyes brown and speckled.  Transport number 119.  Prisoner number 118-38.

Convict Changes History

Wendy Smith on 15th June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Australia Convict Printed Indentures. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Halfpenny, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1805, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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