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Maria Mccabe

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Maria Mccabe
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 17th September, 1832
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 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Middlesex
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Conduct Record
Source description:

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Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 wrote:

Tasmanian Conduct Record. 166. Cabe Maria Mc.  America. Tried at Middlesex 28 Oct 1830. Transported for stealing 2 shirts. Gaol report – Not known at Newgate before. Married. Stated this offence: Stealing 2 shirts and handkerchiefs. Married. Husband, Chas. McCabe at Woolwich. Last with my husband.
July 10 1832. Having become pregnant thereby renedered incapable of performing her duty. Retd. to the female Factory Hobart Town.
Died in the F.H.Corrn. Sept 17 1832.

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (http://www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 17 April 2020), October 1830, trial of MARY McCABE (t18301028-102).
MARY McCABE, Theft > simple larceny, 28th October 1830.

1942. MARY McCABE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of October , 2 shirts, value 2l.; 1 shift, value 1s. 6d.; 4 handkerchiefs, value 5s., and 1 pair of stockings, value 9d. , the goods of William Sellman .

ELIZABETH SELLMAN . I am the wife of William Sellman, of Douglas-street, Westminster . The prisoner worked for me; I missed these shirts and handkerchiefs out of a cupboard - I had seen them at half-past eight o’clock on the Saturday night, and missed them in the morning - the prisoner had worked for me some months.

Prisoner. Q. Are not my things at your house? A. Yes - I owe you 1s., and one week’s wages.

THOMAS GILKES . I am a Policeman. I took the prisoner, and found the duplicate; she acknowledged she had pawned them, and meant to redeem them on the Monday.

JOHN WHARTON . I am a pawnbroker. I have two shirts and a handkerchief, pawned by the prisoner, for 8s.

Prisoner’s Defence. I pawned the two shirts, but not the handkerchief - I meant to get them out on the Monday- I have had a good character for fourteen years; my husband has deserted me; I asked my mistress for wages, and she told me she would give me a sovereign on the Tuesday following.

GUILTY . Aged 24. - Transported for Seven Years .

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Conduct Record (prev. ), firstname: Maria, surname: Mccabe, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 17th September, 1832, gender: f, occupation, crime

Maureen Withey on 17th April, 2020 made the following changes:

term: 7 years

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