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Mary Marshall

Mary Marshall, one of 262 convicts transported on the Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander, January 1787

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Marshall
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1757
Occupation: Servant
Date of Death: 29th April, 1849
Age: 92 years

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 7 years

Crime: Stealing a handkerchief
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lady Penrhyn, Scarborough and Alexander
Departure date: January, 1787
Arrival date: 22nd January, 1788
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 293 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 11 (7)
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

Eric Harry Daly on 23rd December, 2012 wrote:

Mary Marshall live in a de-facto relationship with Robert Sidaway for over 20 years although it is mentioned in the book “The Furthest Shore” they where married.
She was convicted of stealing 10 hankerchiefs at the Old Bailey on 10 Jan 1787 and sentenced to 7 years transportation.

5 Oct. 1806 - Featured in an article in the ‘Sydney Gazette’ about her compassion to a retarded orphan girl
When Robert Sidaway died Mary petitioned to be granted his leases on the basis that she had been with him for 20 years. Governor Macquarie denied this request but she continued to run an inn.
Mary died 29 Apr 1849 in Bray Grove, Concord, NSW.
Buried in the Sydney Burial Ground, Elizabeth Street

Convict Changes History

Eric Harry Daly on 23rd December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1757, date of death 29th April, 1849, gender, occupation, crime

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