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Ellen Mccarty

Ellen McCarty, one of 108 convicts transported on the Mary Ann, November 1822

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Ellen Mccarty
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: Servant
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 7 years

Crime: Child stealing
Convicted at: Old Bailey
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Mary Anne
Departure date: 25th December, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 108 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 133 (68)
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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Kerry Waight on 7th March, 2014 wrote:

She was convicted of kidnapping

D Wong on 7th March, 2014 wrote:

Ellen McCarty was 22 years old when convicted of “Kidnapping” at the Old Bailey:

ELLEN M’CARTY was indicted for that she, on the 19th of July , a certain male child, called John Brady , son of John Brady , and Norah his wife , of the age of five months, maliciously and feloniously, by force, did take and carry away, with intent to deprive the parents of the possession of him, by concealing and detaining him from them.

SECOND COUNT, the same, only substituting the word fraud for force.

NORAH BRADY. I am the wife of John Brady, who is a bricklayer’s labourer, we live at No. 8, Field-lane; our son John was six months old, on the 6th of this month. I had the prisoner in the house as a servant for six weeks, and gave her a shilling a week, and her board. On the 19th of July, I went to market to sell my things, and left her in care of the child, she went away, and took it forty-three miles; I advertised her in three papers, and had 400 bills printed - she kept it twelve days; it had a coat and a black beaver hat on,

WILLIAM RATCLIFF . I keep the George, at Brickhill. The prisoner brought the child to Brickhill, and took private lodgings, and was taken extremely ill; her landlady applied to me as overseer, for medical assistance; the medical gentleman found her in a dangerous state - she was speechless for twelve hours. When she came to herself, I believe, the woman taxed her with stealing this child. She had been stopped at Hockliff on suspicion. She acknowledged stealing it, and said it belonged to John Brady , of No. 8, Field-lane. I gave the child in charge of the woman until I ascertained the fact, by sending the guard of the Cobourg coach to enquire, and on the 30th the prosecutrix came down, and took it to London.

MATTHIAS WELSHEWS . The prisoner was given into my charge. I took a coat and hat from her in town, which the prosecutrix claims - she had it on.

NORAH BRADY . I have the child here; I got it from Brickhill - it was in a very bad state. When I found it its two hands were in its mouth, and it was quite forced with screaming. It was not weaned when it was taken - I understood she used to give it her empty breast, to pass as a mother. I had no dispute with her, I believe she is single.

Prisoner’s Defence. I was taken in a fit, and did not know where I was - I sent her a letter to come for the child.

GUILTY. Aged 22.
Transported for Seven Years.

Ellen was Irish and her native place was Cork.

She is not listed on the NSW Gov. Records.

Convict Changes History

Kerry Waight on 7th March, 2014 made the following changes:

surname: Mccarty (prev. McCarty), gender: f

D Wong on 7th March, 2014 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1799 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

Kerry Waight on 16th June, 2016 made the following changes:

date of death: 2nd June, 1849 (prev. 0000)

Kerry Waight on 16th June, 2016 made the following changes:

convicted at

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