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Daniel Holland

Daniel Holland, one of 176 convicts transported on the Mary, 28 August 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Holland
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1798
Occupation: Convict
Date of Death: 25th March, 1886
Age: 88 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 28th August, 1821
Arrival date: 23rd January, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 175 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 95 (49)
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

Allison Louise Holland on 31st October, 2020 wrote:

Lived and worked in the Wilberforce and Windsor area, NSW from September 1822. Married Julia McGillicuddy 14 July 1845 in ST Matthews Roman Catholic Church, Windsor.

Anonymous on 29th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 20/11/1844 Mary Sullivan Free by Servitude (7yrs) per ship Sarah and Elizabeth to marry Daniel Holland 42 ToL (life) per ship Mary(2) Rev J Dunne Windsor.

Tony Beale on 29th January, 2021 wrote:

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts’ Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Granted 20/11/1844 Mary Sullivan Free by Servitude (7yrs) per ship Sarah and Elizabeth to marry Daniel Holland 42 ToL (life) per ship Mary(2) Rev J Dunne Windsor

Tony Beale on 29th January, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

426. DANIEL HOLLAND and ELIZA JOHNSON were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , one watch, value 3 l., the goods of George Dodds , from his person .

GEORGE DODDS . I am a sailor , and come from Berwick. I belong to the Mary Ann Allison . On the 14th of February, I came out of the Royalty Theatre at half-past ten o’clock; Johnson and another girl followed me across to a public-house, and asked me to give them some beer. I stood drinking with them for half an hour - we had two pots of beer between us three and a companion of mine. My companion left, and I went with them to a house in Rosemary-lane; I got there about half-past eleven o’clock. The other girl took me up stairs, and I gave her 3 s., and 6 d. to get a pot of beer, she did not return for a quarter of an hour. Johnson stood at the door with me waiting for her to return. Holland and another man came into the street, and asked what was the matter; Holland said he would try to find her. She came back; the two woman and the two men then took me to a coffee-shop, a good way off; we had some coffee, which came to 8 d. - all sat in the same box. Holland took his watch out, and shewed it to me; he then asked to look at mine; I took mine out, he opened and examined it, shut it again, and returned it to me. Then Johnson asked to see it, but I said No; she then snatched it out of my hand, and away she ran out of doors. I followed her, but two men in the passage prevented my getting out, and when I did get out they directed me the wrong way after her - I do not know who they were. I was quite sober. I have not found my watch.
WILLIAM BUDGEN . I am a watchman. On this night, between twelve and one o’clock, I heard a rush at the door of this coffee-shop, which is in Wentworth-street . I immediately went with my lanthorn, and pursued Johnson and Mary Williams . I saw Dodd trying to get out of the passage, Holland and another man were preventing him. I heard them say

“They are gone to the right;” when in fact they were gone to the left. I called to Dodd to follow me; Johnson and Williams ran into a privy in Crown-court, and we secured them. Dodd said Johnson had stolen his watch. Holland was taken next day.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did you know Johnson before - A. Yes, by seeing her about - she ran out of the house. I had seen Holland about before - he knew I was a watchman. I heard him direct Dodds the wrong way; I knew his voice, and saw his face by the gas light. I saw the scuffle in the passage to prevent his getting out.

JOHN HARRISON . I am a watchman. I was nearley opposite the coffee-shop, saw two women rush out, and run down Crown-court, into the privy. When we took them we found it was Johnson and Williams. Holland came to the door not a moment after them. I heard him tell Dodds to turn a different way to what they were gone.

JOHN MANCE . I am an officer. I apprehended Holland next day in Rosemary-lane. He said he was at the door at the time, but knew nothing of it.

JOHNSON’s Defence. I was coming along, and met Williams; we went to the vaults, and the prosecutor charged us with robbing him. I never saw him before.



Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Convict Changes History

Allison Louise Holland on 31st October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1798 (prev. 0000), date of death: 25th March, 1886 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Iris Dunne on 31st October, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: m

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