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Mary Hurst, one of 170 convicts transported on the Lloyds, 23 July 1845
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 56 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster, Salford General Sessions
23rd July, 1845
7th November, 1845
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 169 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/14, Page Number 339 (171)
||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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Anonymous on 5th July, 2011 wrote:
Mary’s crime was stealing fire irons and blankets
She often recieved hard labour for being absent without leave- co inciding with the births of her children
She Married william Skelley( once convict now free) in 1845( on arrival)-Church not civil they had:
Sarah ann born in the female house of correction July 47- died infant
John henry born cascades female factory feb 1850- died infant
Jane rosetta 1845
thomas william 1846 died aged 12
Stephen Culmar 1851
William kissich 1853
Rufus cornelius 1856
her parents Thomas and Martha were in Tasmania, Martha registering the 3rd childs birth.
William originally illiterate was signing his name mid 50’s Mary must have taught him. he had several properties and a drapery bussiness.
They eventually came to NZ as well as the 4 surviving boys, and later Jane?.All lived a good life owning businesses and taking part in sports, Ag fairs etc.
The grandchildren had no idea of their Convict past- They thought William had been ships crew, and even had some old family silver( must have been purchased)
Anonymous on 28th August, 2012 wrote:
Please Ignore the Message above Further research Revealed this to Be based on incorrect information. Another Mary Hurst was the wife of William Skelley. She came Via South Australia as a child.