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Mary Hough

Mary Hough, one of 121 convicts transported on the Morley, 17 May 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Hough
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
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 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Chester Session of Pleas
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Morley
Departure date: 17th May, 1820
Arrival date: 30th September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 123 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 325 (164)
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

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 wrote:

Mary Hough, one of those sent from Stockport, was married to a man of dissolute character, who not only,  as she asserted, induced her to commit the offence for which she was sentenced to her present punishment, but had taken up with another female, whose misfortune in knowing him was similar to her own;  for the same young woman is also a convict in this ship, with a young child by
the same man, of which she was pregnant at the time of her commitment to prison.  Mary Hough was at first, she acknowledges, full of resentment and rage against this unfortunate woman; but she has latterly become so altered in her mind, from the effects of religious exercises, that she has made the most sincere declaration of forgiveness to the object of her jealous enmity, and even sends a part of her own ration of wine to assist the poor mother in supporting the infant in health. This Hough is exemplary in her behaviour, and frequently expresses anxious wishes for her wicked husband’s reformation.

Extract from “Two Voyages to New South Wales, and Van Diemen’s Land”, by Morley ship’s surgeon, Thomas Reid. Published in 1822.

Maureen Withey on 21st April, 2021 wrote:

Mary Hough, for uttering two forged one pound Bank of England notes.
Chester Courant, 4 Apr 1820.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th February, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f

Maureen Withey on 21st April, 2021 made the following changes:


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