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Mary Ann Knott

Mary Ann Knott, one of 80 convicts transported on the Harmony, 12 May 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Knott
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: Housemaid
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Surrey Special Session of Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Harmony
Departure date: 12th May, 1827
Arrival date: 27th September, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 79 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 179 (91)
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 4th March, 2021 wrote:

National Archives. Criminal Petitions.
HO 17/15/162[1826]

Prisoner name: Mary Ann Knott.

Prisoner age: 25.

Court and date of trial: Surrey Winter Assizes 1826 held at Kingston upon Thames.

Crime: Feloniously uttering and tending a forged £5 Bank of England note.

Initial sentence: Death commuted to transportation for life.

Gaoler’s report: Bad.

Annotated (Outcome): Transport.

Petitioner(s): Prisoner and 32 signatories.

Grounds for clemency (Petition Details): Husband at sea and prisoner destitute; did not know note was forged; no fixed abode.

D Wong on 5th March, 2021 wrote:

Mary Ann Knott was listed as 25 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Essex.

Medical Journal of the Harmony 1827:
Folios 8-9: Mary Ann Knott, aged 25, convict; disease or hurt, complains of pain and uneasiness in left breast increased on drawing a full inspiration attended with fever and considerable thirst. Put on sick list, 11 August 1827 at sea. Discharged 20 August 1827.

Mary Ann could read, was Protestant, married, no children listed, 5’1” tall, ruddy complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes, good looking.

Assigned to Henry Steel Esq.

24/3/1832: TOL, Sydney.—Scar under right eye, nail of forefinger of right hand disfigured.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 4th March, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

D Wong on 5th March, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), occupation

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