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Mary Jolly

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Jolly
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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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: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex
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: Old Bailey Proceedings Online. Tasmanian conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p197
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Maureen Withey on 16th April, 2020 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 16 April 2020), October 1830, trial of MARY JOLLY (t18301028-190).
MARY JOLLY, Theft > simple larceny, 28th October 1830.

2034. MARY JOLLY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , 7 pairs of boot-legs, value 14s., the goods of William Copeman ; and 1 sheet, value 1s., the goods of John Clarke .

MARY CLARKE. I am the wife of John Clarke - he is a boot and shoemaker , and lives in Old Montague-street . The prisoner came to lodge with us on the Wednesday, and took her lodgings by the week - on the Sunday I saw her door ajar, and a pair of boot-legs in the room; I went in and saw two pairs of boot-legs near the pillow - this led me to suspect; I looked, and missed a sheet - when she came back, I said “You have robbed me of a sheet, and theman in the next room of the boot-legs;” she said she had not, she had wrapped the sheet round her to keep her warm - she had gone out at seven o’clock in the morning, and came home between seven and eight in the evening; I found the sheet round her person - she had not an opportunity of putting it on when she came home - seven pairs of boot-legs were lost, and two were found just under the edge of the pillow; she had put down three pairs of boot-legs in the yard; five pairs were found in all; two pairs were quite lost.

WILLIAM COPEMAN . I know these boot-legs; they were all safe on Saturday night, and I missed them on Sunday morning - this witness brought these into my room; I live on the same floor with the prisoner.

WILLIAM DARBY . I am a Police-constable. This witness gave the prisoner into my charge on suspicion, and said she had attempted to go out at the back door; I took the candle and found some of these boot-legs on the pavement - this sheet was taken from the prisoner’s person.

Prisoner. I told her I had the sheet round me; I know nothing about the boot-legs - a boy slept with that man, and he went up and down - I am innocent of taking them.

GUILTY . Aged 32. - Transported for Seven Years .

Mary Jolly
Tasmanian conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p197
76. Mary Jolly. Per America. Tried at Middlesex 28 Oct 1830, 7 years. Married 2 children, husband Jno. Jolly Coachman to Counsellor Todd.
Several conduct issues on her record.
Free Certificate No161, 1841.
Appropriation Record.  https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON27-1-1$init=CON27-1-1p5
76. Mary Jolly, 32, Cook & Ladies maid, Assigned to Miss Debney.

Convict Changes History

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

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Old Bailey Proceedings Online. Tasmanian conduct Record: https://stors.tas.gov.au/CON40-1-5$init=CON40-1-5p197 (prev. ), firstname: Mary, surname: Jolly, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0

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