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Mary McCarthy, one of 101 convicts transported on the Burrell, 31 December 1831
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||4th April, 1855
life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/8, Page Number 250
||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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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:
Iris Dunne on 7th February, 2021 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1803 (prev. 0000)