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Mary Horrell

Mary Horrell, one of 296 convicts transported on the Earl Cornwallis, August 1800

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Horrell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 29th March, 1784
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 16th February, 1864
Age: 79 years

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: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Devon Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Earl Cornwallis
Departure date: August, 1800
Arrival date: 12th June, 1801
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 294 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 276 \ Sainty and Johnson ' Census of New South Wales 1828'
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

Anonymous on 28th June, 2011 wrote:

married william eckford seaman on earl cornwallis he became pilot newcastle harbour.settled in maitland & died there

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2020 wrote:

Mary Horrell, was a prisoner from Devonshire who was 14 years old when she was convicted of stealing a muslin apron and handkerchief and sentenced to 7 years transportation.
On the trip, she met William Eckford, who was a seaman aboard the ship ‘Earl Cornwallis’.  William was much older than Mary 27 years her senior!
However, over the next 20 years they did have 9 children, 7 of whom lived quite long lives.

Please Note That William is often referred to as a convict.  However, he came free on ‘Earl Cornwallis, as a seaman and was subsequently convicted of sheep theft in the colony and received a sentence of Life here.

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2020 wrote:

Census of 1828: Page #135. [E0115 - E0123]
Eckford, William 60 conditional pardon Protestant farmer Wallis Plains Newcastle 230 acres 155 cleared and cultivated 1 horse 260 horned cattle
Eckford, John 27 born in the colony
Eckford, William 22 born in the colony
Eckford, James 19 born in the colony
Eckford, Henry 24 born in the colony Hooghley 1828 7 years Protestant Wallis Plains 100 acres 70 cleared and cultivated 50 horses
Eckford, William 63 conditional pardon Cornwallis 1801 life, Protestant, settler Newcastle
Eckford, Mary 37 ticket of leave Cornwallis 1807 7 years Protestant
Eckford, Joseph 14 born in the colony
Eckford Peter 12 born in the colony
Note William Entered twice.  He was clearly working on the farm when the census was held, with the tree elder boys, Henry was on his own property, and Mary was at home with the two younger boys and has entered William’s name as well.

Convict Changes History

Mark Murray on 25th March, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 29th March, 1784 (prev. 0000), date of death: 16th February, 1864 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Denis Pember on 15th September, 2020 made the following changes:

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Denis Pember on 15th September, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 276 \ Sainty and Johnson ' Census of New South Wales 1828' (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, P

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