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Mary Ann Kelso

Mary Ann Kelso, one of 179 convicts transported on the Buffalo, 04 May 1833

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Kelso
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
Occupation: Housemaid
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 7 years

Crime: Theft
Convicted at: Glasgow Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Buffalo
Departure date: 4th May, 1833
Arrival date: 5th October, 1833
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 180 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 93 (48)
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

Dianne Jones on 13th June, 2021 wrote:

1832: Precognition against Agnes Lauder, William McMillan, MARY ANN KELSO [my emphasis] and Andrew Balfour for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute at Barony, Glasgow.

Accused: Agnes Lauder, Age: 19, veiner [of muslin?], Address: Old Wynd, Glasgow, with Widow Niven.

Accused: William McMillan, Age: 19, cotton spinner, Address: Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton, Glasgow, with Thomas Manning, labourer.

Accused: Mary Ann Kelso, Age: 16, unemployed, Address: Gallowgate, Glasgow, with James Fife.

Accused: Andrew Balfour, Age: 18, gardener, Address: Marlborough Street, Calton, Glasgow, with Mrs Thomson.

Victim: James Reid, Barony, Glasgow (see National Records of Scotland; Reference AD14/32/222).

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1832, 20 October: Trial papers relating to Agnes Lauder, William McMillan, Mary Ann Kelso and Andrew Balfour for the crime of theft by housebreaking, habit and repute at Barony, Glasgow. Tried at High Court, Glasgow, 19 Oct 1832.

Accused: Agnes Lauder, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 14 years Previous convictions: theft.

Accused: William McMillan, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft.

Accused: Mary Ann Kelso, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft.

Accused: Andrew Balfour, Verdict: Guilty, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years Previous convictions: theft (see National Records of Scotland, Reference JC26/1832/349).

Note: Mary Ann Kelso and Agnes Lauder (aka Lander) were transported to NSW together - on the Buffalo.

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Dianne Jones on 13th June, 2021 wrote:

1833, 5 October: On arrival in NSW, Mary Ann Kelso was listed as 19, Protestant and single. A housemaid from Glasgow, she could read and write. She had previously served 2 months in jail for theft. She was 5’1¼” tall with a fair and freckled complexion, sandy hair and grey eyes (see New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842). Note: This record and her Certificate of Freedom give her date of birth as 1814.

1838, 28 August: She was granted a Ticket of Leave No.38/1404, allowing her to remain in the District of Yass (issued by the Raymond Terrace Bench) (see New South Wales, Australia, Tickets of Leave, 1810-1869).

1841, 30 October: She received her Certificate of Freedom (see New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 1810-1814, 1827-1867).

Convict Changes History

Dianne Jones on 13th June, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f, occupation

Dianne Jones on 13th June, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1814 (prev. 0000), crime

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