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Mary Merrett

Mary Merrett, one of 99 convicts transported on the Competitor, 09 June 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Merrett
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: Needlewoman
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing money
Convicted at: Gloucester Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Competitor
Departure date: 9th June, 1828
Arrival date: 10th October, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 98 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 412
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

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 wrote:

UK, Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1856 for Mary Merritt Competitor
Pain in lower part of sternum and side of thorax and had an accelerated pulse Treated with purgative and laxative both of which worked. Given Linseed tea in Barley water (water and sugar) and she recovered.

New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842 Bound Indentures From Boston Lincolnshire England married protestant who had 5 children and can read and write. 5’ 1 1/2” ruddy complexion brown to grey hair brown eyes assigned to Andrew Byrne. Cert 35/???

New South Wales, Australia, Certificates of Freedom, 23/4/1835 Cert no 35/425.

New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 for Mary Merritt
3/8/1830 Drunk and absconding 10 days in cells on bread and water
28/3/1831 3rd class factory for 6 weeks

Convict Changes History

Tony Beale on 31st October, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1778 (prev. 0000), gender: f, occupation, crime

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