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Mary Haddock, one of 325 convicts transported on the Royal Admiral, May 1792
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Haddock, Reibey, Molly Haydock
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||12th May, 1777
|Date of Death:
||30th May, 1855
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 187 (94). http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/reibey-mary-2583
||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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Dianne Belcher-Mozes on 9th September, 2016 wrote:
Name was Haydock (not Haddock as presented in this document). She was convicted under the name of James Burrow.
Married Thomas Reibey (7 September 1794)became a very wealthy and influential member of the colony.
Nell Murphy on 14th March, 2017 wrote:
Mary HAYDOCK was convicted at Stafford, England on 24 July 1790 for horse stealing. She was only 13 yrs old and dressed as a boy and used the alias name “James Burrows”. Apparently it was noticed, after the court case, she was female. She received a 7yr transportation sentence and travelled to New South Wales, Australia per the “Royal Admiral” arriving 1791. She was first assigned to Lt. Grose as a nurserymaid.
At the time of her conviction, her parents were stated to be deceased and she lived with her grandmother. Born Bury, Lancashire, England. Protestant.
7 Sept 1794 Mary married (Sydney) Thomas REIBEY, an Irishman in the service of the East India Co. They lived in the Hawkesbury district of NSW. There is much written about this family and their descendants as they rose to prominence in the Australian society.
In 1820, Mary returned to England but came back to Australia the following year and was listed as arriving as a “free” person.
Mary had seven children.
Mary Reibey as on the Australian $20 note is this very same person.
Helen Stephanie Carr on 18th March, 2019 wrote:
A mini series called “Sarah Dane” was based on the best-selling 1954 novel of the same name by Catherine Gaskin. Gaskin had spent two years researching the book, which was inspired by the true story of Mary Reibey, a woman convict who married an officer while travelling to Australia, went on to become a successful businesswoman in her own right, and whose image has been featured since 1994 on the Australian $20 note.
The novel was Gaskin’s most successful, selling over two million copies. Film rights were sold and Gaskin announced in 1955 that a movie version would be made at Elstree Studios the following year, but this did not occur.”
A bit “romantic” but well worth a look.
Convict Changes History
Dianne Belcher-Mozes on 9th September, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 12th May, 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 30th May, 1855 (prev. 0000), gender: f, crime
Robin Sharkey on 6th December, 2016 made the following changes:
surname: Haydock (prev. Haddock), alias1: Haddock
Nell Murphy on 14th March, 2017 made the following changes:
source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 187 (94). http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/reibey-mary-2583 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, P