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Rebecca Laws

Rebecca Laws, one of 180 convicts transported on the Mary, 13 April 1835

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Rebecca Laws
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1813
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1876
Age: 63 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Norfolk Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary
Departure date: 13th April, 1835
Arrival date: 7th September, 1835
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/10, Page Number 32
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

Elizabeth Taylor on 4th March, 2017 wrote:

Married convict Francis Summers 22 April 1837 In Sydney

D Wong on 5th March, 2017 wrote:

Rebecca Laws was 16 years old when transported for ‘Stealing a pair of stays, the property of Henry Upcroft of Kilgay.

1837: Married Francis Summers (Guildford) - they had 6 children.

1876: Rebecca died aged 63.

Convict Changes History

Elizabeth Taylor on 4th March, 2017 made the following changes:


D Wong on 5th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1813 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1876 (prev. 0000), gender: f

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