Hi Guest!
Contribute to this record

Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert, one of 184 convicts transported on the Gilbert Henderson, 10 December 1839

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Lambert
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1814
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: Theft of household goods
Convicted at: Central Criminal Court
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Gilbert Henderson
Departure date: 10th December, 1839
Arrival date: 24th April, 1840
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 142
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.

Did you find the person you were looking for?

If Mary Lambert was the person you were looking for, you may be able to discover more about them by looking at our resources page.

If you have more hunting to do, try a new search or browse the convict records.

Know more about Mary Lambert?

Contribute to this record

Community Contributions

Tony Beale on 11th September, 2021 wrote:

Old bailey Online (DoB from here)

2227. MARY LAMBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June, 3 bottles, value 9d. 10 wine-glasses, value 13s. 1 sheet, value 3s. 6d. 1 spoon, value 6d. 1 printed book, value 1s. 1 brush, value 3d. and 1/2lb. weight of cake, value 1s. the goods of James Palmer, her master.

JOHN PALMER . I keep the Queen Victoria public-house, in Skinner-street, Clerkenwell. I employed the prisoner as a char-woman, and missed some property—I went to her room, and there found this box, this brush, the water-bottles and glasses, and other things, which are mine.

Cross-examined by MR. PAYNE. Q. Are you sure about these glasses? A. I had such, and I lost such as these—I can swear to this book—I lost such things as the others—the whole may be worth 1l.—I do not know that the prisoner was in distress—I found some money where she lived, and she had some money owing to her—she is a widow, and has one child.

WILLIAM PENNY . I am a police-inspector. I took the prisoner—these things were found in her room, in Buckston-street, Clerkenwell.

Cross-examined. Q. Was she in distress? A. No; there was property in the room—she had no shift on, but her dress was comfortable for a working woman.

(William Samuel Stevens, oil-merchant; John Colden, Bridgewater-gardens; Ann Lutter, a widow; and William Wix, gold watch-case-maker; gave the prisoner a good character.)

GUILTY .—Aged 25.

2228. MARY LAMBERT was again indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March, 1 pair of spectacles, value 1l., the goods of Elizabeth Ann Travers.

ELIZABETH ANN TRAVERS . I am single, and live in St. John-street-road. In March, I employed the prisoner as a char-woman, and for several months before—the property mentioned is mine—I went to her lodging and saw it, and at the station-house—I knew it to be mine.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you missed these articles at all? A. Yes; some of them—this ring I lost last December—she was working at my house at the time—they are not of great value, but there is a very large quantity of them.

WILLIAM PENNY . I found this property at the prisoner’s lodging—she was in the New Prison at the time.

GUILTY . Aged 25.— Transported for Seven Years.

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 11th September, 2021 made the following changes:

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

This record was discovered and printed on ConvictRecords.com.au