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Lawrence Lally

Lawrence Lally, one of 300 convicts transported on the Marion, 22 November 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Lawrence Lally
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1825
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 9th July, 1882
Age: 57 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~simple larceny
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Marion
Departure date: 22nd November, 1843
Arrival date: 3rd April, 1844
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 300 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 492
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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D Wong on 18th December, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey:
Theft: simple larceny.
18th September 1843
Verdict Guilty > unknown
Sentence Transportation

LAWRENCE LALLY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of Aug., 1 painting and frame, value 1l. 10s., the goods of George Mitchell; and that he had been before convicted of felony.

LUCY MITCHELL. I am the wife of George Mitchell, and live in Grosvenor-place, Pimlico. On the 29th of Aug. I missed a picture and frame—I went out, and saw the prisoner running with it—I am sure he is the man—he was taken, and threw it down.

ROBERT NOYES. I was in Wilton-mews, and saw the prisoner running with this picture under his arm—he dropped it, and it was picked up.

JOSEPH PURCELL (police-constable B 115.) I took the prisoner, and produce the picture.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was going up Grosvenor-place; I ran after a horse; Lynch saw me, and called “Stop thief;” I waited; he collared me, and said he thought I had something about me, but I had not.

ROBERT M’KENZIE (police-constable B 44.) I produce a certificate of the prisoner’s former conviction, which I got from Mr. Clark’s office—(read)—the prisoner is the person.

GUILTY. Aged 17.— Transported for Seven Years.

Lawrence was listed as 18 years old on arrival.

Place of Birth: Westminster, Middlesex/Gloucester.

Previous Conviction: Stealing a kettle - 6 months.

Lawrence was 5’3½” tall, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, small scar on 2nd finger right hand, ditto left hand, slightly pockpitted, scar on knuckle of 2nd finger left hand, single, literate.

Father: Thomas
Mother: Mary
Brothers: James, Luke, Denis
Sister, Catherine.

3/3/1862: In lunatic asylum.

9/7/1882: Died in the Lunatic Asylum, Cascades.

14/7/1882: Buried at the Cascades Hospital for the Insane.

Convict Changes History

Leonie Dolley on 26th June, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1825, date of death 1882, gender, occupation, crime

D Wong on 18th December, 2019 made the following changes:

date of death: 9th July, 1882 (prev. 1882), crime

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