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Mary Ann Lewis

Mary Ann Lewis, one of 90 convicts transported on the Princess Charlotte, 27 March 1827

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Lewis
Aliases: Smith
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Princess Charlotte
Departure date: 27th March, 1827
Arrival date: 6th August, 1827
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 89 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 137 (70)
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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Tony Beale on 4th October, 2021 wrote:

Mary Ann Lewis in the New South Wales, Australia, Convict Applications for the Publication of Banns, 1828-1830, 1838-1839
Name: Mary Ann Lewis
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1806
Age: 22
Arrival year: 1827
Arriving Vessel: Hindostan
Spouse Name: William Sydney Smith
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Birth Year: 1802
Spouse Age: 26
Spouse Arrival Year: 1821
Spouse Vessel: Princess Charlotte
Marriage Year: Abt 1828
Application Date: 12 May 1828
Application Place: Saint Johns Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Mary: at the factory and has permission of the managing committee.
William: Free by absolute pardon. Good character.

Tony Beale on 4th October, 2021 wrote:

Old Bailey Online

1991. MARY ANN LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of September , 1 crown-piece, 3 half-crowns, 2 shillings, and 1 sixpence, the monies of Jacob Evanson , from his person .

JACOB EYANSON. I am a sailor , and work in the West India-docks. On Sunday morning, the 24th of September, at four o’clock, I was going home, met the prisoner, and went with her to a house in Wentworth-street - I took out a green flannel purse from my trousers, with 16s. in it, and gave her one - I never saw her before: I returned my purse to my right-hand trousers pocket; I found she was rubbing me down: I told her to be quiet; she turned round, and gave three knocks at the door; another young woman came up, and asked me to pay for the room; I said I had paid for it; the prisoner then absconded; I felt my pocket, and said I was robbed; I went down, found two watchmen, and told them I was robbed; one of them searched the house, but could not find her; I was sober; the money was found on her at the watch-house soon after; but I had no marks on it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Are you married? A. Yes: I have three children; my wife was in the country; the prisoner left me about half-past four o’clock, and was taken before five - I was about ten minutes with her - I knew her face - there was a candle in the room; I never said I thought her to be the girl; I had a pint of beer with her mother at a public-house, by Hicks’s-hall; and she paid for it.

WILLIAM HEATH . I am a watchman of Whitechapel. I heard a cry of Watch! before five o’clock on this morning, and saw the prosecutor, who said he had been robbed by a woman in black, of one crown, three half-crowns, a sixpence, and two shillings; I waited while another watchman went into the house, but could not find her; we found the prisoner in Osborne-street - the prosecutor said she was the woman; she said she never saw him in her life; I asked what money she had; she said she did not know; I then searched her, and found three half-crowns, a sixpence, six shillings, and 1s. 3d. in copper; but no green bag.
Cross-examined. Q. Were there any crown-pieces? A. No; 15d. was in copper; he only described her as a woman in black.

SAMUEL SMITH . I keep the Two Brewers public-house - the prisoner came there on this morning; one or two men were there, but not the prosecutor; they had two glasses of liquor, which came to 8d.; the prisoner gave me a crown-piece; I gave her in charge.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you give her 15d. in copper? A. No.

Prisoner’s Defence. I never saw the man.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 4th October, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Tony Beale on 4th October, 2021 made the following changes:

alias1: Smith, crime

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