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Mary Ann Mckown

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Mckown
Aliases: Kean, Diffen
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Country servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing clothes
Convicted at: Ireland, Tyrone
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Edward
Departure date: 1st January, 1829
Arrival date: 26th April, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 62 other convicts


Primary source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Moreton Bay Convict Record.
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Maureen Withey on 30th December, 2019 wrote:

Irish Convict Database
Mary Anne McKown, age 18, ship, Edward 1 (1829) tried 1827 at Tyrone, for stealing clothes, 7 years. Single Country girl – Moreton Bay.

Mary Ann was sent to Moreton Bay penal settlement following a Colonial sentence.

Mary Ann Kean or Diffen, Edward 1.  Tried at Tyrone, 26 Aug 1827, for stealing wearing apparel, sentence 7 years. Servant. Colonial sentence: Qr Sessions, Sydney,  17 Jan 1835, Receiving stolen goods, 7 years.  To Sydney (no date).  Description: Mary Ann Kearne, native of Tyrone, age 25, 5 ft 4 ¾ in. dark comp. black hair, hazle eyes, religion - R.C.

Isaac Woolf and Mary Ann McCone, the former convicted of stealing, and the latter of receiving half a chest of tea, the property of J. Callaghan. To be transported to a Penal Settlement for seven years. Sydney Herald, 19 Jan 1835.

Isaac Wolfe was indicted for stealing, and Mary Ann M’Kone for receiving, one half chest of tea, the property of John Callaghan. A constable went, by information, to the house of M’Kone, and found half a chest of tea, and part of another in a bag, and the remains of a tea-chest burning in the fire.  A young woman who slept in M’Kone’s house the night before the constables searched, saw Wolfe bring a half chest of tea into the house about 7 o’clock. The constables and prosecutor took Wolfe in the house when they searched for the tea.  Both Guilty.
The Alfred (Sydney) 20 Jan 1835.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 30th December, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Moreton Bay Convict Record. (prev. ), firstname: Mary Ann, surname: Mckown, alias1: Kean, alias2: Diffen, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000,

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