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Mary Irwin

Mary Irwin, one of 299 convicts transported on the Admiral Gambier and Friends, April 1811

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Irwin
Aliases: Irvin
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Durham Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Admiral Gambier and Friends
Departure date: April, 1811
Arrival date: 29th September, 1811
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 301 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 29 (16)
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 8th September, 2021 wrote:

Durham Assizes, Aug 21.
Mary Irwin, for stealing. To be transported for 7 years.
Carlisle Journal, 1 Sep 1810.


Colonial Secretary Index.

IRVIN, Mary (Per “Friends”, 1811) see IRWIN, Mary.

IRWIN, Mary. Per “Friends”, 1811.

1812 Mar 14
On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Estramina” (Reel 6003; 4/3492 p.112)
1813 Apr 16
Prisoner at Newcastle; her time expired. Listed as Irving (Reel 6066; 4/1805 p.125)
1814 Apr 29
On list of prisoners to be sent to Newcastle per “Endeavour” (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.160)
1822 Aug 30
Affidavit re loss of her certificate of freedom; as Irvin (Reel 6028; 4/1690 p.8)


Convict Index. Mary Irwin, Friends, 1811, Certificate of Freedom, 21 Mar 1828. 28/0235. In lieu of CF 108/445.


The following 1828 Census Index entry may show her and husband:

1828 Census Index.
Patrick Goulding, age 50, T.L. Dorothy, 1820, 7 years, catholic, Farmer, Evan, Evan district. Has 4 acres of land, all cleared and cultivated.
Mary or Errin Goulding, age 44, F.S. Friendship, 1811, 7 years, catholic.

(The Errin is difficult to read, may be Erwin or Ervin)

Convict Changes History

Ron Garbutt on 18th March, 2020 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

Maureen Withey on 8th September, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Irvin

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