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Mary Hamilton

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Hamilton
Aliases: Pendle
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Dublin City
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Alexander
Departure date: 4th November, 1815
Arrival date: 4th April, 1816
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 84 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Convict Records. Tasmania Newspapers.
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Maureen Withey on 21st June, 2020 wrote:

60 female convicts embarked on the Brig Kangaroo for the Derwent, 10 April 1816.
All transported to NSW per Alexander, apart from 2 women.
Mary Hamilton, per Alexander, tried at Dublin City, Aug 1815, 7 years.

Tasmanian Conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p20
31. Mary Hamilton.  Alexander 1816, Kangaroo 1816. Tried at Dublin 1815, 7 years.
This records many instances of drunken behaviour.
Ux Pendle.
Nov 3 1826. F.S. Examined & fully committed tfor trial before the Sup. Co. for stealing a frock in the dw-house of the Waterloo Inn on the ? Of October last.
Sept 13 1827. F.S. Charged (with Judith Fenton als Julian Keaney) with robbing Jno. Kennedy- disd. For want of sufficient evidence.
Oct 19 1827. F.S. Robbery on the person of Sarah Kennedy – Disd. No prosor. appearing.
In margin: S.C. 20 Nov 1826 6 Mos.

—————————————————————————Marriage Record in the District of Hobart Town 1819. https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD36-1-1p67j2k
Joseph Pendel, free, age 45, and Mary Hambleton, age 25, convict, per Alexander, were married 2 April 1819.

Criminal Court, Monday November 20 1826.
Mary Pendle, for stealing a child’s frock, the property of Mrs. Dixon of the Waterloo Inn - Guilty.
Hobart Town Gazette, 25 Nov 1826.
The punishment of Mary Pendle for stealing in a dwelling house, was necessarily different from that of the others guilty of a like offence, owing, to the difficulty at present existing in the Colony of finding punishments suited to female offenders. She was sentenced to Six months imprisonment and hard labour, and his Honor added, that he really hoped the labour she would undergo would be hard. As for the others, it was evident that it would be quite unsafe to allow them to remain any longer in this part of the Colony. Whether the period of their transportation would continue the whole length of the time would depend very much on their own conduct when at the place of punishment.
Hobart Town Gazette, 6 Jan 1827.


Sarah Sillitoe and Mary Pendle was charged with robbing one Sarah Cleshold; there was some grog mixed up in this affair, which, after a long investigation, was discharged.
This Sarah Sillitoe keeps a house in Murray-street, and is now waiting the result of an information for sly-grog-selling.
The Tasmanian, 25 Oct 1827.

Mary Pendle, an old drunkard, was bound over to appear at the Quarter Sessions.
The Tasmanian, 12 Sept 1828.

Mary Pendle was committed for trial before the Court of Quarter Session, because she had misbehaved herself, and could not find any body to answer that she would conduct herself better for the time to come.
Hobart Town Courier, 13 Sept 1828.

Maureen Withey on 24th June, 2020 wrote:

Government Public Notice.
THE under-mentioned Persons have obtained Certificates and Tickets of Leave during the last Week:
Mary Hamilton, now Pandell….. Alexander
Hobart Town Gazette, 19 Nov 1824.

Maureen Withey on 30th July, 2020 wrote:

Colonial Secretary Index.

HAMILTON, Mary. Per “Alexander”, 1816
1816 Apr 10 - On list of convicts embarked on the “Kangaroo” for the Derwent (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.461)
1822 Sep 18 - On list of convicts in Van Diemen’s Land, as called for by Lieutenant Governor Sorell (Reel 6009; 4/3506 p.299)


A list of various extracts from indents, dated 19 Sept 1822.
Mary Hamilton – Alexander Brig 1816, tried City Dublin, Feb 1815, 7 years.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 21st June, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Convict Records. Tasmania Newspapers. (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Hamilton, alias1: Pendle, alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: f, occupation, crime

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