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Mary Lenny

Mary Lenny, one of 101 convicts transported on the Friendship, June 1817

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Lenny
Aliases: Linney
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: School teacher
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Uttering forged notes
Convicted at: Southampton Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Friendship
Departure date: June, 1817
Arrival date: 14th January, 1818
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 101 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 353 (178)
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

Naomi Clifford on 16th April, 2016 wrote:

Mary Lenny, a widow, incarcerated in Winchester gaol in 1817 and due to be transported for 14 years after pleading guilty to possession of forged notes, wrote to the Bank of England to request that she be able to stay in England as 4 of her 6 children were ‘entirely unprovided for’. She explained that after her husband died, his former employer got up a subscription to allow her to open a lodging house and day school, but that she had been unable to let rooms and had fallen into debt. She was found to have altered several £2 notes to £10. The Bank of England gave her a £10 grant. She was permitted to take her 6 children with her. This information is from Deirdre Palk’s ‘Prisoners’ Letters to the Bank of England 1781-1827’

Convict Changes History

Naomi Clifford on 16th April, 2016 made the following changes:

alias1: Linney, gender: f, occupation, crime

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