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Mary Mccarthy

Mary McCarthy, one of 101 convicts transported on the Burrell, 31 December 1831

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Mccarthy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1803
Occupation: Housekeeper/cook
Date of Death: 4th April, 1855
Age: 52 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Burrell
Departure date: 31st December, 1831
Arrival date: 20th May, 1832
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 250
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

David Aitchison on 9th September, 2018 wrote:

Mary McCarthy was transported to the colonies as a convict. She came on the ship Burrell (2).
Age 29. No education, Catholic, Single with one male child. Native place Co Cork. House servant /Cook. Offence: Stealing trinkets.
She was tried at Middlesex Gaol, London on 1st Dec 1831 and sentenced to 7 years. She had no former convictions.
Her height was 4 ft 11 in and her complexion was ruddy freckled, black hair and hazel eyes. Natural small red mark at the ball of her right thumb.
In the 1837 register of convicts Peter Horan is shown as her master.

Miriam Joffe on 7th February, 2021 wrote:


Here is a picture of her.

I think she married twice, once in England & once in Australia to Jim Jones, the population of Australia back then was 70,000, not including aboriginals.

Convict Changes History

David Aitchison on 9th September, 2018 made the following changes:

surname: Mccarthy (prev. McCarthy), date of death: 4th April, 1855 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Miriam Joffe on 7th February, 2021 made the following changes:

gender: f

Iris Dunne on 7th February, 2021 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000)

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