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Mary Morris

Mary Morris, one of 119 convicts transported on the Wanstead, August 1813

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Morris
Aliases: none
Gender: -

Birth, Occupation & Death

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

Life Span

Life span

Median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: -
Convicted at: Warwick Assizes
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Wanstead
Departure date: August, 1813
Arrival date: 9th January, 1814
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 118 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/2, Page Number 110
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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Peter Hinds on 7th January, 2014 wrote:

Mary Morris arrived in Sydney aged 19 on the Wanstead on 9 January, 1814. She came from Birmingham and had been tried and convicted at the Warwick Assizes on 29 March, 1813 and sentenced to 14 years. It is believed that she was convicted with stealing 28 pounds 10 shillings and sixpence in silver coin, the property of Christopher Whitehead. Her occupation was said to be a stage player. Her Certificate of Freedom describes her as having a ruddy complexion and brown hair. In the 1814 General Muster she is shown as a convict working in the factory at Parramatta. Mary married James Burcham at St John’s Church of England Parramatta on 23 September, 1816. She received her certificate of freedom on 5 April, 1827. By 1828 she had left Burcham and Parramatta with John Champley the former assigned servant of Burhcam.
Mary Morris’ story is told in my book The Campbelltown Convicts which can be purchased at:

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