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Mary Ann Morey

Mary Ann Morey, one of 97 convicts transported on the Britannia, January 1798

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Ann Morey
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1778
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 27th December, 1856
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft~grand larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Britannia III
Departure date: January, 1798
Arrival date: 18th July, 1798
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 99 other convicts

References

Primary source: Find A Grave. Old Bailey. Ancestry. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO26/6, page 66. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 1150; Item SZ115; Microfiche 624). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 240
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

Jackie Slyp on 11th November, 2020 wrote:

Married William Abel on 21 December 1811, New Norfolk.

Iris Dunne on 11th November, 2020 wrote:

Criminal Registers: aged 19 from Hampshire, committed to Newgate, Offence: Stealing the apparel of a child, John Thomas, Sentence transportation for 7 years

Indents: aged 19, Tried 25 Oct. 1797

Iris Dunne on 11th November, 2020 wrote:

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
MARY ANN MOREY, Theft > grand larceny, 25th October 1797.
601. MARY ANN MOREY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 7th of October , a cotton frock, value 9s. and a stuff skirt, value 2s. the property of John Thomas .

JAMES DYSON sworn. - I am a sine-drawer: Last Tuesday was a week, coming through Spital-square , I saw the prisoner sitting upon a step, and stripping the child; I seized her, and asked her whose child it was, she said, it was her brother’s, and she was taking the clothes off to put them on in a more comfortable manner.

SARAH CASTLE sworn. - I live in Spital-square, I saw the prisoner take off the child’s pinnafore, and its frock; I asked her why she did that, andthan she doubled up the petticoat, and put it on over the frock; I stopped her till the last witness took hold of her.

Dyson. I took the child home; the child told me its name, the Bellman was crying it on London-bridge, she said she had it the other side of the square.

JOHN THOMAS sworn. - I live in Harrod-street, near the Mint, about a mile and a half from Spital-square, the child was missing between four and five in the afternoon.

Prisoner’s defence. I was coming through the Borough, and saw the child crying; I asked it where its mammy was, and it pointed strait on, I led it over London-bridge, till I got to Spital-square, and I put the petticoats round its shoulders to keep it warm.

GUILTY (Aged 19).

Transported for seven years .

Tried by the second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice HEATH.
https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t17971025-20

Find A Grave Memorial ID: 187862824
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187862824/mary-ann-abel

Convict Changes History

brian holding on 3rd February, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1778

Jackie Slyp on 11th November, 2020 made the following changes:

date of death: 27th December, 1856 (prev. 0000), gender: f

Iris Dunne on 11th November, 2020 made the following changes:

source: England & Wales Criminal Registers HO26/6, page 66. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 1150; Item SZ115; Microfiche 624). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 240 (prev. Australian Joint Copy

Iris Dunne on 11th November, 2020 made the following changes:

source: Find A Grave. Old Bailey. Ancestry. England & Wales Criminal Registers HO26/6, page 66. State Archives NSW (Indents NRS 1150; Item SZ115; Microfiche 624). Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Num

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