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Mary Hornet

Mary Hornet, one of 89 convicts transported on the Earl of Liverpool, December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Hornet
Aliases: Mary Hornett
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 539 (272)
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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Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 April 2020), December 1830, trial of MARY HORNETT (t18301209-195).
MARY HORNETT, Theft > simple larceny, 9th December 1830.

195. MARY HORNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of November , 1 cloak, value 16s., the goods of Richard Hall and another .

THOMAS WOOLCOTT. I am in the service of Richard Hall and another - they are linen-draper s. The prisoner came to their shop on the 10th of November, and had a cloak on her arm, which I suspected she had stolen from the door; I looked, and missed one - she then put it on a stool; I served her with what she wanted, and she took the cloak and went out - I followed her six or seven yards from the door; I then examined the cloak, and found it was my employer’s - I asked her how she got it; she said a woman gave it her to carry - I had never seen her before; this is the cloak.

Prisoner’s Defence. I went to the prosecutor’s shop, which is not five minutes walk from my lodging, to get some silk and some calico to finish my work - I came out and was crossing the road, when I recollected I wanted some black silk; I went back to the shop, and before I got to the window a woman asked me to carry the cloak to No. 12, Eyre-street-hill; I was going that way in a minute; I went into the shop, bought the silk, took up the cloak, and was coming out, not knowing it to be stolen- is it likely I should have gone and stolen the cloak in a public street, then go in, lay it down before the eyes of the shopman, take it up, and come out again with it?

THOMAS WOOLCOTT . When I took her she said she hoped I would let her go. and it would be a warning to her in future.

Prisoner. I might say so at the time.

GUILTY . Aged 31. - Transported for Seven Years .

FROM THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE. Friday, December 8, 1837.
—The period for which the undermentioned persons were transported expiring at the dates placed after their respective names, certificates of their freedom may be obtained then, or at any subsequent period, upon application at the Muster Master’s Office, Hobart Town, or at that of a Police Magistrate in the interior: —
America.— Mary Homet, 9th December. 
Launceston Advertiser, 14 Dec 1837.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:

alias1: Mary Hornett, gender: f

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:


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