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Mary Harcourt

Mary Harcourt, one of 100 convicts transported on the Princess Royal, 07 November 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Harcourt
Aliases: Platt
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1809
Occupation: Housemaid
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 Life

Crime: Pickpocket
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Princess Royal
Departure date: 6th January, 1829
Arrival date: 9th May, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 504
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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Community Contributions

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures 1829. From Birmingham, single protestant who could read. 38/1604. C.P. 48/236. Tried 9/8/1828. 5’, Ruddy complexion, brown hair and dark hazel eyes. Assigned to John Riddall Wallis Plains

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839 for Mary Harcourt 1829 (Reel 716)
Name: Mary Harcourt
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1808
Age: 21
Arrival year: 1829
Arriving Vessel: Earl St. Vincent 3
Spouse Name: William Platt
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1799
Spouse Age: 30
Spouse Arrival Year: 1823
Spouse Vessel: Princess Royal
Marriage Year: Abt 1829
Application Date: 22 Oct 1829
Application Place: St Peters Church Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Mary: Working for William John Riddall, has a good character.
William: Working in the estate of the late William Wentworth. Good character.

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869 for Mar Harcourt Ticket of leave butts (NRS 12202) dated 26/10/1838 In Maitland

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1809 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

Tony Beale on 14th October, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Platt

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