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Mary Mitchener

Mary Mitchener, one of 401 convicts transported on the Glatton, September 1802

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Mitchener
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 20th April, 1777
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1827
Age: 49 years

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: Stealing
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Glatton
Departure date: September, 1802
Arrival date: 11th March, 1803
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 401 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 325 (162)
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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Denis Pember on 17th October, 2016 wrote:

Trial at the Old Bailey - t18020113-83
13th January 1802:
MARY MICHINER was indicted for making an assault in the King’s highway, upon James Jennings , on the 15th of January , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, a metal watch, value 2l. 2s. the property of the said James Jennings .
JAMES JENNINGS sworn. - I am coachman to Surgeon Sharpe , of Fulham: About half past twelve on Thursday night, I was going through Panton-street, in the Haymarket, and saw a public-house open; I was going to have a glass at the bar, as I had to go to Fulham; there were two women and a man near the house; and the prisoner asked me if I would give her a glass; I said, I did not mind, as it was a very cold night, and we all went in together; I gave the woman a glass, and we all came out pretty near together; she stood next to to me, on the right hand of the other woman, and the man stood on the other side of me; she caught my watch out by force, and I saw no more of it; I laid hold of her, and she was taken to the watchhouse; she said, she had not got it; I am sure she
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took it, but don’t know what she did with it; I was sober enough to know what she did; I had not drank much to hurt; I saw no more of the other man and woman; they were gone after she took the watch.
PHILIP PILGRIM sworn. - I am constable of St. Martin’s: Between twelve and one, the prisoner was brought in. charged by the prosecutor with robbing him of his watch; I searched her, but found only a half-crown piece; I asked her what she had done with it; she said, she knew nothing of it; I asked her who was the other girl; she said, she knew nothing of her, but that she walked the Haymarket; she appeared much intoxicated; next morning she said, the other girl said to her, he has got a watch, draw him of it, and give it to me; and that she did take it out of his pocket, and give it her. GUILTY of stealing only , aged 23
Transported for seven years .
Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Denis Pember on 17th October, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, Mary had a relationship with William Innes (Convict, 1801, Earl Cornwallis).  The couple had a child, Mary, born C1809.

William and Mary can be traced through some of the Muster records:
1802: [RefAA010 page 4] William Innes and James Loder share a small property at kissing point. William is listed as being off stores with 1 woman off stores. No child listed.
1806: [Ref A2259 page 56], William Innes, Earl Cornwallis, P/TL works for Simeon Lord.
1811: [Ref 1884 page 42] William Enness, Earl Cornwallis, tried Jan 1800, London, Life.
I have been unable to locate Mary except for the 1811 Muster.
[Ref 4149 page 90] Mary Mitchener, tried Jan 1802, Middlesex, 7 years.
Neither of them seems to be recorded in the 1828 Census.

However, their daughter Mary is recorded, living with her husband Samuel Barber and his parents…
Page 40
[Ref B0293] Barber, Thomas 67 came free El. Cornwallis 1801 Protestant, shopkeeper Parramatta 350 acres 7 horses 100 horned cattle
[Ref B0294] Barber, Lydia 65 came free El. Cornwallis 1801 Protestant
[Ref B0295] Barber, Samuel 23 born in the colony [son of Thomas and Lydia].
## [Ref B0296] Barber, Mary 18 born in the colony [wife of Samuel]
[Ref B0297] Barber, Lydia Jr. 17 born in the colony [daughter of Samuel and Mary, aged 17 months]

Interesting that Lydia (snr) is recorded as Came Free.  She was actually Lydia Childs (Convict, 1801, Earl Cornwallis), before she married Thomas Barber who was a NSW Corps soldier on the same ship.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 17th October, 2016 made the following changes:

gender: f, crime

Garth Leggatt on 2nd February, 2019 made the following changes:

date of birth: 20th April, 1777 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1827 (prev. 0000)

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