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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy, one of 190 convicts transported on the America, 30 December 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Mary Murphy
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Farm servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Receiving stolen property
Convicted at: Bristol (City) Quarter Session
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: America
Departure date: 30th December, 1830
Arrival date: 9th May, 1831
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 181 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 545 (275). Tasmanian Archives - convicts.
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

Nell Murphy on 2nd December, 2016 wrote:

Mary MURPHY was convicted at Bristol 18 Oct 1830 for receiving stolen property (hats). 7yr transportation sentence. Denies being in prison before. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘America’ 1831.

Married woman - widow for 4 and half years. Aged 41 years; farm servant; 5’2 1/2”; sallow complexion; brown hair; dk grey eyes.
3 children.
Native Place - Waterford, Ireland.

Assigned to work services in the Colony of VDL.
16 Feb 1835: absent without leave. 1mths hard labour in the Female Factory and not to be returned to her previous service.
Ticket of Leave granted.
Conditional Pardon approved.
Certificate of Freedom 12 Mar 1851 (or 1857).

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 2nd December, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 545 (275). Tasmanian Archives - convicts. (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 545 (2

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