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Mary Morris

Mary Morris, one of 101 convicts transported on the Lucy Davidson, 10 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Simple larceny
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Lucy Davidson
Departure date: 10th July, 1829
Arrival date: 29th November, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 100 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 107 (56)
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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Roger Churm on 29th April, 2019 wrote:

Old Bailey Proceedings
MARY MORRIS,Theft.simple larceny 9th April 1829

Mary Morris was indicted for stealing,on the 3rd of March,1 cloak,value 7s; 1 gown, value 1s; 2 petticoats, value 1s; 1 pair of shoes, value 1s,and 1 cap, value 1s.,the goods of Elizabeth Nelder.

ELizabeth Nelder. I am single,and lodge in Zion-terrace,Brunswick square;the prisoner lodged in the back parlour. On the 28th of February I lost these articles;the prisoner had been The from a Saturday before,and went away on Saturday-I missed me cloak first,and the other things on the Tuesday following;they had been in my room -the prisoner was taken at her mother’s in above a fortnight;I had known her before,but she was no particular friend of mine-I was in the front parlour when she went away.

Samuel Mountstephens. I heard of the robbery,and found the prisoner at No. 19,St Helena-place,Spitalfields,about eleven days after she had taken the things;this gown,cap shoes,were on her person.

William Coombs. I am a shopman to Mr Fleming,a pawnbroker;the prisoner pawned a cloak,but it was redeemed the day afterwards.

Henry Hayes.I am a pawnbroker,and living in Goswell-street.I have a white petticoat;that prisoner pawned at our house,and I think she pawned this;is it is in the name of Miller;in which name she always pawned -I do not think we have another person who pawns in that name.
(Property produced and sworn to)

Prisoner’s defence She is a girl of the town; she gave my these things when she was in bed.

The prisoner then put in a written defence,stating that the prosecutrix had sent her to pledge the property to procure vituals for them both.

Elizabeth Nelder.Upon my solemn oath I never permitted her the pawn any thing of mine;we were not on intimate terms-we have taken something to eat together;I am under the protection of a gentleman.

GUILTY.Aged 30

Transported for Seven Years.

Convict Changes History

Roger Churm on 29th April, 2019 made the following changes:

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

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