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Mary Macgoverin

Mary MacGoverin, one of 165 convicts transported on the New Grove, 30 October 1834

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Macgoverin
Aliases: Mcgovern, Mcgoverin, Derrick
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

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 14 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Lancaster, Liverpool Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: New Grove
Departure date: 30th October, 1834
Arrival date: 27th March, 1835
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 164 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 456. Tasmanian Archives.
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

Nell Murphy on 24th January, 2018 wrote:

Mary DERRICK (or MacGOVERIN/McGOVERIN) was convicted at Liverpool, England on 7 July 1834 for stealing money from the person. Co-convicted were Ann Ryder & Margaret Jones (they got 3 mths prison). 14 yr transportation sentence. Sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘New Grove’ arriving 27 March 1835.
Stated her real name was “Derrick” but had been living with a man named “McGOVERRN”.

Aged 29 yrs; plain cook & house servant; 4’11” height; fresh complexion, freckled; black hair; Hazel eyes.
Native place of birth: Longford, Ireland.

VDL:
Numerous notes of misconduct and punishments. At one time sent to the House of Correction & Female Factory, Launceston.

23 Nov 1836: Marriage to Charles PARSONS (convict per ‘Enchantress’), at Launceston with consent of Govt. (ref. 36/1/3 no. 3469)
1838: assigned to Mr. Parsons. Accused of breaking her husband’s property and he refused to have her back.
11 Aug 1843: Ticket of Leave granted.
22 May 1846: Conditional Pardon, for the Australian Colones, approved.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 24th January, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 456. Tasmanian Archives. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 456), surname: Macgove

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